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GRANT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PLACE FIRST IN NATIONWIDE CHAMPIONSHIP
ON THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS

Washington, D.C. - After three days of simulated congressional hearings that tested their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, Grant High School students captured first place at the 26th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals.

Classes representing 45 states and the District of Columbia came to the nation's capital to participate in the academic competition. Grant High School of Portland, Oregon, won first place.

The competition results were announced at an awards ceremony Monday evening before an audience of more than 1,900 students, teachers, coordinators, judges and other program participants.

NATIONAL WINNER:  
Grant High School, Portland, Oregon

SECOND PLACE:
Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, California

THIRD PLACE:
Denver East High School, Denver, Colorado

FOURTH PLACE:
Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia Hills, Alabama

FIFTH PLACE:
Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

SIXTH PLACE:
Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, Arizona

SEVENTH PLACE:
Tahoma Senior High School, Covington, Washington

EIGHTH PLACE:
Trumbull High School, Trumbull, Connecticut

NINTH PLACE:
Maine South High School, Park Ridge, Illinois

TENTH PLACE:
Plainfield High School, Plainfield, Indiana

WINNERS OF UNIT AWARDS
(BEST NON-FINALIST TEAM FOR EXPERTISE IN EACH UNIT OF COMPETITION)

UNIT 1 (The Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System): Sky View High School, Smithfield, Utah
UNIT 2 (How the Framers Created the Constitution): West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, New Jersey
UNIT 3 (How Changes in the Constitution Have Furthered the Ideas in the Declaration of Independence): Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut
UNIT 4 (How the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices): Reno High School, Reno, Nevada
UNIT 5 (The Rights That the Bill of Rights Protects): Essex High School, Essex Junction, Vermont
UNIT 6 (Twenty-first Century Challenges to American Constitutional Democracy): Howell High School, Howell, Michigan

WINNERS OF REGIONAL AWARDS
(BEST NON-FINALIST TEAM FROM EACH REGION)

Western States: Arvin High School, Arvin, California
Mountain/Plains States: Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
Central States: Westminster Christian Academy, St Louis, Missouri
Southeastern States: Douglas S Freeman High School, Richmond, Virginia
Northeastern States: East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, New Jersey