(Casper, Wyo.) — On Monday, Sheridan High School students competed in the Wyoming We the People state qualifier in Casper, and one team will advance to the State level. Over 400 students, representing 20 teams from throughout Wyoming, competed for six spots at the State Competition, according to Tyson Emborg of Sheridan High School. Sheridan High School brought 49 students, on two teams, and took the top two spots at the district competition. These students showed an incredible depth of knowledge of constitutional issues that ranged from an application of the 1215 Magna Carta to current events related to the president’s use of war powers. The Sheridan students, including those from Sheridan County School District #2 and Sheridan County School District #3, rehearsed in November
for the competition. Arvada/Clearmont
students also competed in Casper Monday.
In a special presentation at the luncheon for the competition Mary Ellbogen
Garland, representing the Ellbogen Foundation, received the first-ever John
W. Patton Citizenship Award for her work in promoting civics education
through a recent grant of $350,000.
One of Sheridan’s teams advances to the state competition on Feb. 1 in
Laramie. The winner of the state competition will represent the State of
Wyoming at the National Finals at George Mason University in April.
*Feature photo: Students prepared for the We the People competition in
Casper at the Sheridan County Fulmer Library in November. / Pitchengine