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VICTORY! Brown County Junior High We The People team wins second national championship
Updated on: 04.07.14

The Brown County Junior High School We The People team retained its title as national champions in the four-day national civics contest that ended April 7.

"I was holding my breath, but we did it. They're pretty pumped up," Coach Michael Potts said from Washington, D.C., as students screeched in the background.

Competitors take part in mock Congressional hearings and are evaluated on their understanding of portions of the Constitution and other founding American documents.

The 24 eighth-graders spent several days competing against nine schools from across the country.

"I'm feeling so ecstatic!" said student Leah Tucker. "I was confident from the beginning, but I got nervous in the finals."

Teammate Elizabeth Moore was with her at the victory celebration.

"It was a mix of emotions," Moore said. "I was kind of nervous, but also confident."

The team is expected home Tuesday, April 8 at around 8 p.m.

Read more in the April 9 Brown County Democrat.

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Josephine Lee Cueto, 62, Morgantown
  Daughter of Priscilla Burgmeier of Nashville

Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

Charlotte K. (Adkins) Wilson, 67, Franklin
  Former resident of Brown County

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