Happening NOW: Students prepare for 'We the People'

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Would George Washington be disappointed in what the presidency has become? Would James Madison recognize his influence on the federal system — or see signs of it in the 2016 election cycle? Can we? Advanced government students from Sheridan High School are answering these questions and more today, alongside Sheridan High School teacher Tyson Emborg, in preparation for the "We the People" 2016 state competition Feb. 1 in Laramie. Here, SHS Senior Jacob Botten speaks in front of the panel, including his dad, Sheridan attorney Jon Botten. Thirty-one SHS students are participating in the daylong rehearsal at the Sheridan Fulmer Library until 3 p.m. The students are being thrown questions about the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, the documents' long history even before this country was founded, and the documents’ application to present-day situations. The community is welcome to attend. [image: Inline image 1] *Feature photo and above: Sheridan High School advanced government students prepare for the "We the People" competition Feb. 1. / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news