On Friday, January 6, 2012, Coldwater High School's AP Government classes traveled to Lansing to compete in the annual We the People competiton. In this competition, students emulate congressional hearings that demonstrate their expertise on the U.S. Constitution. Two classes from CHS participated, with one class placing 4th in the state and the other class earning honorable mention recognition. This is the only time one school has sent two teams. 43 CHS students made the trip. East Grand Rapids was the overall state champion this year. This is the 12th year Coldwater High School placed in the top four.
Each class was split into six units, each specializing on a unique aspect of the U.S. Constitution. The CHS unit of Alexis Klein, Becca Schorfhaar, Larry McBride, and Brea Case (pictured L-R along with CHS teacher Brian Stevens) were the state champions in their area.
We the People is a national competion in which 44 states compete. It is coordinated by the Center for Civic Education out of Calabaras, California.