After three riveting days of simulated congressional hearings on the U.S. Constitution in Washington, D.C., Lincoln High School from Portland, Oregon, placed first in the 27th Annual We the People National Finals Monday.
Amador Valley High School's "We the People" team placed second, with Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies from Virginia placing third.
This was the 13th time Amador Valley has represented California in the We the People national competition. The school's team won the national championship in 1995.
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.
The Amador students comprise the Competition Civics class, taught by Brian Ladd.
Other winners were:
Fourth Place: Fishers High School, Indiana
Fifth Place: Vestavia Hills High School, Alabama
Sixth Place: East Grand Rapids High School, Michigan
Seventh Place: Grandview High School, Colorado
Eighth Place: Maine Township South High School, Illinois
Ninth Place: Corona del Sol High School, Arizona
Tenth Place: Highlands High School, New Mexico.