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Wando brings the gold to the Lowcountry in constitutional competition

Wando High School won its second We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition on Dec. 7 in Lexington. The first runner-up was River Bluff High School in Lexington. This competition is a simulated congressional hearing in which students “testify” before a panel of judges and is sponsored by the SC Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division.

The team will now represent South Carolina in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals, April 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

“Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues,” said LRE Director Cynthia Cothran. “It’s also a way to understand critical issues regarding American government in today’s society.”

Participating students from Wando were Sharena Brown, Clemente Farias, Jack Frain, Christian Huggins, Mary Katherine Kern, Nic Lurkin, Spencer Margosian, Ben Micaud and Jack Miller.

Participating students from River Bluff were Cooper Anderson, Olivia Bradford, Ben Brown, Caylee Burgess, Jordyn Carroll, Harrison Carter, Hyunsoo Choi, Jack Collins, Bryce Dickenson, Lauren Garrison, Destiny Guilard, Dillon Loncon, Tejas Nidigattu, Danny O’Hara, Megha Patel, Nick Petta, Sage Singh, Jessica Suggs, Beau Sumerau, Wren Thomson, Andrea Santiago Toledo, Philip Votion, Woods Wooten and Alex Zdunczyk.

LRE thanks the dedicated volunteers who generously gave their time and energy to participate in the 2019 We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program: John DeLoache, Peg Fox, Susan Hackett, Leslie Harvel, Eric Johnsen, Erica Lybrand, Rachel McKain, Melissa Mosier, Tiffany Richardson, Sarah Smith, Stephanie Weissenstein and Ericka Williams.