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"We the People...." team going into finals tomorrow in DC!

Original post made by AV on Apr 26, 2009

An update from Washington DC: The Amador Valley High School "We the People..." Competition Civics Team, representing the state of California, is one of the Top 10 teams after 2 rounds of competition this weekend in Arlington VA.

Tomorrow they will compete in DC in a final round.

Congratulations to their teacher/coach Mr. Clegg, the other supporting teachers, and all the great students!

Thanks so all the community supports of our schools and this special group of kids.

Comments (13)

Posted by Amador Parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2009 at 7:07 pm


Posted by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Apr 26, 2009 at 7:41 pm

WOW! Congratulations to Keldon Clegg, the entire team and all the teachers, parents and community members who have had a hand in supporting these fine young men and women. This is certainly one of the things that make Pleasanton such a wonderful community. Good luck tomorrow. I am so PROUD of you all!

Posted by John Bots, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 26, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Mr. Clegg is on the pink slip sad would that be for AVHS to lose their Comp Civics teacher. Say what you want, Comp Civics is the highest achieving AVHS team across all the competitive areas. Pleasanton should be proud of these teams and their coaches, achieving at the highest level every year. Amazing!

Posted by Amador Parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Just a note...the kids on this team aren't just smart. They work incredibly hard too.

Posted by Curious AV Neighbor, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I'm just curious because of the debate over Measure G, but who pays for such a trip?

Posted by AV, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 27, 2009 at 6:17 am

The trip was paid for with donations from last year's parents, donations from the community, and the student's parents themselves.

Posted by AV Pleasanton Resident, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:12 am

Even if Measure G tax dollars went into this program, these amazing students are an investment for our future. I much rather pay taxes going towards this program rather than a train being built going down to LA. Good Luck Amador!

Posted by AV Rooter, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm

WAY TO GO AV Comp Civics! (BTW--All school trips are paid for through student/parent fundraising.) Another great job

Posted by Toni, teacher and parent, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 27, 2009 at 5:14 pm

This is OUR tax dollars working at its finest! Congratulations to all the students, their parents and the teachers who helped them get to where they are today in the competition and in life!


Posted by Amador Parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm

The taxpayers do pay for the Comp Civics Coach's salary and perhaps the cost for the Comp Civics Coach and AVHS administrators to attend the competition in D.C.
But the students on the Comp Civics team raise the funds for their transportation and hotel costs and should be congratulated not only on how hard they have prepared for the competition, but for all their hard work fundraising to pay for this trip.

Posted by Congrats, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 27, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Nice job, again! What a tradition and outstanding program. I wish people would stop whining about what tax payers do and don't pay for. This about the students, not about ANYTHING else!

Posted by Ann, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 27, 2009 at 7:36 pm

The team has taken 3rd place out of 51 teams. Great job! Kudos to the team, Coach Clegg, and all the others who have helped them. My daughter was on the team last year, and I know how much work *everyone* does!

Posted by AV, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 28, 2009 at 2:23 am

An amazing journey and end for these students and teachers.

And contrary to the paragraph in the award-announcing story, Amador Valley is NOT disappointed they didn't take the title. They were absolutely THRILLED to make Nationals, to make the Top 10, and to testify on Capitol on Friday with the country's best.

I don't believe Mr. Clegg or the students would appreciate that remark.

Pleasanton, we have the best and brightest because of the family, community, and school system. Let's keep this ball rolling!

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