The Amador Valley High and Foothill High "We The People" (WTP) Competition Civics teams had strong showings at the state competition held Jan. 30-31 in Bakersfield, with the Dons taking the top spot in the event.
With its victory, the Amador Valley WTP team advanced to the 28th annual We the People National Finals in Washington, D.C.
"The students and I (along with a Northern California 'We the People' volunteer Ms. Beck Lucas) had a terrific time competing in Bakersfield," said Amador WTP coach Stacey Sklar. "The students faced a long day of competition, but they maintained their stamina and were consistently strong. I was very proud of their efforts."
Foothill ranked third out of the 10 teams competing.
"This was a great year with an impressive group of kids," said Jeremy Detamore, Foothill WTP coach. "They worked very hard and I'm extremely proud of their accomplishments."
Amador is now busy preparing for the national competition, which includes raising money for their trip in April.
According to district officials, donations and contributions can be sent to Amador Valley to the attention of the Competition Civics Team. Checks should be made out to "AVHS Comp Civics."
"We are extremely proud of our students who continue to impress us with their exceptional skills," said Pleasanton schools superintendent Parvin Ahmadi. "We are grateful to our wonderful volunteers who help make these kinds of competitions possible for our students."