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Friday, December 15, 2017 1:00 am

Woodside 3rd, Homestead 5th in We the People contest

Journal Gazette

Two Allen County schools finished in the top five last weekend at a statewide competition for students studying the U.S. Constitution. 

Homestead High School and Woodside Middle School finished fifth and third, respectively, in the We the People competition Dec. 10-11 in Indianapolis.

Run by the Indiana Bar Foundation, We the People teaches students about civics through lessons and debates on history, law and the Constitution. 

The state competition featured teams from 14 high schools and middle schools. Top-rated teams are eligible to advance to the national competition held in Washington, D.C., in May.

Last year, North Side High School went to the national competition. It did not send a team to the state competition this year.

Heritage Junior-Senior High School placed 13th at this year's competition, while Carroll Middle School placed seventh.

Fishers High School and Fishers Junior High School earned high scores at last weekend's competition.