On Thursday, May 14, students from three of the high schools in our area of service — Columbia, Averill Park and Troy — will present a program on their efforts as part of the team that represented New York State in the recent 28th annual “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in Washington, DC, that tested their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.
The students are Keefe Watson from Columbia High School, Vincent Caruso from Averill Park High School, and Jeremy Clement from Troy High School. They will be accompanied by a group of five parents.
The SRC Rotary Club contributed $1,000 to help defray the team’s expenses.
“We the People” is a national program of The Center for Civic Education that has created a network of 50 civics, government, and law programs sponsored by state bar associations and foundations, colleges and universities, and other civic and law non-profit organizations to promote teaching and learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Those state programs include conducting local teacher professional development events, conferences and organization of local and state simulated congressional hearings for elementary and secondary students.