Evergreen Middle School students participate in the “We the People” National Invitational

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    Twenty-eight students representing Evergreen Middle School recently attended the We the People National Invitational sponsored by the Center for Civic Education. The team was invited to attend the national event in May after they competed at the high school level, Washington state showcase in January. 

    For both their qualifying round and their national competition, the team of 28 students prepared speeches, analyzed the United States Constitution and considered the relationship of government and its citizens. They also had to address how these historical documents structure our world today. This unique competition requires that they present and defend their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges from across the country. This group of students was able to debate ideas with constitutional scholars, university professors and members of the judiciary. All of these engaging debates were virtual this year 

    To participate, the students were divided up into six different unit teams to debate different aspects of the application of the Constitution and civics. 

    Below is a list of the students and the unit they participated in. Unit 2 received the Unit Award for their presentation.

    Unit One: What were the Founders’ Basic Ideas about Government? Anusha Begur
    Pia Dave
    Aniketh Cheluva
    Anu Arun
    Unit Two: How Did the Framers Create the Constitution? Arin Barde
    Ananya Diddee
    Aakarsh Balla
    Manya Pradeep Narayan
    Surabhi Koundinya
    Unit Three: How Has the Constitution Been Changed to Further the Ideals Contained in the Declaration of Independence?  Shriya Narayan
    Maddie Tsai
    Derek Yao
    Ajeet Venkatesh
    Unit Four: How Have the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices?   Audrey Yang
    Pranav Takrani
    Rachel D'Souza
    Megha Ramachandran
    April Shi
    Unit Five: What Rights Does the Bill of Rights Protect? Hongning Wang
    Elliot Kaiser
    Misha Singh
    Alon Ragoler
    Angela Dong
    Unit Six: What Challenges Might Face American Constitutional Democracy in the Twenty-First Century? Sneha Sharma
    Maanav Sikaria
    Vidhi Mehotra
    Scott Kim
    Nilla Mugundan