Congratulations to the Congressional District “We the People” Champions. Clay County High School’s Advance Placement Government & Politics class, taught by Mr. Philip Dobbins and coached by Mr. Mike Mullins, traveled to Charleston on November 14, 2021 to compete in the We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution State Competition.
This is a competition where students demonstrate their knowledge of the Constitution and current issues in mock congressional style hearings. Each school participating must divide their classes into six teams. These six teams prepare a four minute verbal response to a constitutional question and then are asked follow up questions by a team of three judges for six minutes. Teams are scored on their knowledge of the Constitution and their ability to apply the concepts to their everyday lives as Americans.
Clay County High School will represent Congressional District 2 for the 8th consecutive year. The West Virginia State “We the People” Competition will be held at the Robert C. Bird Federal District Court House on December 15. Clay County High School will be competing against the district one and three Champions, Tyler Consolidated High School and Woodrow Wilson High School.
Members of the class are Isaac Brown, Christina Brown, Holt Dawson, Hunter Evans, Alexis Gilliland, Jonathan Hill, Trey Lindenthal, Dylan McCumbers, Ethan Morris, Stephanie Naylor, Madison Paxton, Isaiah Payton, Aiden Taylor, Kylie Taylor, Ivy Taylor and Kirsten Woods.