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., 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.
My name is Haley Davidson and I’m in Unit 5 in our junior high’s We The People class. Unit 5 studies your basic rights as an American, including freedom of religion, freedom of speech, due process and many more.
We The People has taught me many things. Not only have I learned about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, I have learned many life lessons and skills that I would not have learned without this class. With this knowledge I gained, I will know how to be a better citizen in the future.
Outside of We The People I am included in many other extracurricular activities including volleyball, tennis and National Junior Honor Society where I usually use up the remainder of my free time. I hope that with all my other activities, I will still carry on my love for We The People as the years go on.
My name is Katie Goodwin. I am in Unit One on the We The People team, which studies the founders’ basic ideas about government.
I enjoy the We The People class because not only is Mr. Potts great, but we leave the class knowing more than just the words of the Constitution. We are able to speak more fluently and louder than before, and we can give a good handshake. I also love showing everything I know in front of judges, lawyers and professors.
This all helps me realize that even though I most likely won’t have a career in government, when I’m older, voting is necessary. However, I would like to become a neonatal nurse.
Currently, I am a cheerleader, and I am vice president of the junior high’s National Junior Honor Society.