"We the People...." team going into finals tomorrow in DC! Schools & Kids, posted by AV, a member of the Amador Valley High School community, on Apr 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm
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.
Posted by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, 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 member of the Amador Valley High School community, on Apr 26, 2009 at 8:22 pm
Mr. Clegg is on the pink slip list..how 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 AV Pleasanton Resident, a resident of the Vineyard Avenue neighborhood, 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 Amador Parent, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood 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 Ann, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, 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 member of the Amador Valley High School community, 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!