Amador and Foothill High Schools Advance in State "We The People" Competition Schools & Kids, posted by AVFan, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:45 pm
Amador Valley HS and Foothill HS from Pleasanton are two of the 5 teams that advanced to the final round of the CA State "We The People" competition after preliminary rounds Thursday in Sacramento. The final round will be held Friday morning, with the winner advancing to the National "We The People" competition in Washington, DC. The final round will be held at the State Capitol.
Other finalists are Irvington High School, Fremont; Arcadia High School, Arcadia, and Centennial High School, Bakersfield.
Amador Valley is the defending champion and is coached by Keldon Clegg.
Posted by PUH LEEZE!, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 5, 2010 at 7:58 am
Now why would you detract from a posting congratulating the Pleasanton We the People teams by adding "I do hope this program will continue despite the fact that the community would like you to work for free."
The students on these teams and their families raise the money for their teams to travel to competitions. They take turns hosting study nights at each other's homes. Let's not only congratulate them for their hard work preparing for competitions, but all the sacrifices and efforts they make to support their teams.
Keldon Clegg was one of the Amador teachers who was pink slipped last spring. Yet, he's back at Amador, teaching and coaching the Amador team. Go figure.
Most of the community appreciates the dedication and hard work by PUSD teachers, including the We the People Coaches. Please don't say "the community" wants teachers to work for free. There are those who want teachers to take a pay cut, but no one has said they want teachers to work for free. There are also those who who either don't want teachers to get a pay cut, or want pay cuts to be a last resort.
Either way attributing an attitude to the entire community is inaccurate.
Amador and Foothill We the People team members - Sincere congratulations on advancing to the state finals.
Posted by June, a member of the Alisal Elementary School community, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:21 am
I agree with Puh Leeze and thank you for your comments!!! I volunteer on many community activities and projects myself beyond my work and family committments and I get great joy out from it. COngratulations to Amador and Foothill teams!!!
Posted by AVFan, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Feb 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Amador Valley finished 2nd in one of the closest competitions in years, with the scoring going to several tiebreakers to determine the winner. Arcadia High School was the winner.
Irvington High from Fremont finished 3rd, Foothill 4th, and Centennial High from Bakersfield 5th.
Congrats to both Pleasanton teams for performance. Both schools got to the final round after countless hours of preparation and study - this program has no equal in all the school district for required level of commitment.