Maine South High School in Park Ridge won the Illinois We the People competition held virtually on January 6, 2022. Led by teacher Andrew Trenkle, the Maine South High School team brought home another school state championship.
The first runner up was St. Joseph-Ogden High School led by teacher Marshall Schacht.
A special shout out to Maine South High School's exhibition team who stepped up to participate at a moment's notice. The exhibition team was coached by teacher Don McArthur.
The We the People program is sponsored by the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Constitutional Democracy Project. The Constitutional Democracy Project programs help students: Understand their rights and the rights of others. Appreciate different points of view. Influence public policy. Use evidence to support their arguments. Gain confidence. Treat others with civility and respect. Resolve conflicts. Work together to solve problems. Speak to public issues.
And to make up their own minds.
Congratulations to all the participants!