Raleigh Charter High School team wins Constitution contest

July 7, 2013 

The Constitutional Issues class at Raleigh Charter High School won the state championship of the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition sponsored by the Center for Civic Education in Washington, D.C.

Twenty-one juniors and seniors attended the contest, held at Duke University, and competed against four other classes from throughout the state in mock Congressional hearings that tested their public speaking skills and understanding of the U.S. Constitution.

Two RCHS teams – Sarah Hammond, Rachel Hatt and William Jackson and Mary Lipetzky, Summer Rezeli, Marleigh Self and Laura Shinn – earned individual honors. Also in the state champ class were Mia Bradley, Brandon Jacobs, Rachel Livingston, Alexander Walters, Jessica Gonyo, Anna Huck, Chase ReBarker, Adonna Biel, Jack Kesselman, Shobana Subramanian, Naya Coard, Dominic Minor, Raven Misra and Jamie Moore.

The team went on to compete in the national “We the People” competition in Washington, D.C., in April.

RCHS’s Constitutional Issues class is taught by Shayne Klein.

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