Editor’s note: The Brown County Junior High School We the People team won the state civics contest championship in December and wants to win another national title for Brown County. But first, the team needs to raise about $35,000 to get to the contest in Washington, D.C., from April 29 to May 3. Send donations payable to “Brown County We the People Junior High School” to P.O. Box 578, Nashville, IN 47448. The Brown County Democrat is featuring members of the team each week until the contest.
Hi, my name is Tanner Bowman. I am a member of Unit 3 on the Brown County Junior High We the People Team. Unit 3 covers the history of the Constitution and the powers of the three branches of government.I wanted to join We the People because I have always had a love of American history. I also wanted to join because I wanted to continue the streak of winning state and take back the national title.In my free time, I enjoy traveling the world and building model WWII aircraft.
My name is Whitney Clark. I am in Unit 6 of the We the People class. Unit 6 studies the rights and responsibilities of citizens.This class will continue to have a large impact on my life, although it is only a yearlong class. I realize how important it is to participate in government and what a large impact you can make for your community.We the People has not only taught me much about government but many life lessons that I will continue to carry with me throughout my lifetime. This class has made me realize how much I like to learn about our government and how it was formed that I possibly will want to take a career in politics.
Outside of We the People, I continue to work hard in 4-H and in sports. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends and family.