Amador's civics team places first in statewide championship on Constitution, Bill of Rights
Original post made on Feb 9, 2009
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on Feb 9, 2009 at 10:14 am
Amador High School is fortunate to have a team of fantastic social studies teachers. Keldon Clegg, Brian Ladd, Mairi Wohlgemuth, Sebastian Bull, Chris Murphy and others have inspired our teenagers to be enthusiastic, intellectual, and quite passionate champions of our Constitution. Amazing! Our sincere thanks for giving our kids this life-changing experience. Penny Johnson
on Feb 9, 2009 at 10:59 am
This year's competition was very close. Amador placed #1 and Foothill High #2 in the entire state with only a 5 point spread between them in the final judging. This outcome is all the more remarkable because the Foothill teacher this year, Mr. Jeremy Detamore, is first year teacher and new to the We The People Program. As a parent of a Foothill senior, I am extremely grateful for the commitment Mr. Detamore has shown this program. It is reflected in the excitement of his students and their exemplary performance in the final judging in Sacramento. We are indeed fortunate to have such dedicated teachers in Pleasanton. I can only hope that with the budget cuts that will surely hit our school, such a high quality teacher as Mr. Detamore will survive to motivate future generations of our students. We need more teachers like him.
on Feb 9, 2009 at 11:56 am
The 5-point spread is all the more remarkable when you consider it is out of more than 2000 total points. Both Foothill and Amador should be extremely proud of their tremendous accomplishments. And, yes, the district should do whatever it takes to ensure Messrs. Clegg and Detamore keep their jobs.