MARQUETTE — Just last year, the Marquette Senior High School “We the People” team was competing for a national title in Washington, D.C. This year, expect nothing different.
The team is heading back to the Nation’s capital for another chance at glory.
Their third-place performance in January at the State Competition allowed them to take a wild card spot at Nationals. Then, all they had to do was wait.
“We just had to be patient and wait about six weeks to get the word that we got the invite to the National Finals,” said teacher and team coach Fred Cole.
“It’s pretty awesome. We’re really excited,” said Rachel Mellin, a member of the team. “We worked really hard for States, and we’re ready to show off our skills.”
“It was an amazing surprise to learn that we were gifted the wildcard spot for Nationals,” added Bethany Hellman.
The team has placed in the top three in six of the last seven years. Staff at the school are pleased to know that students are eager to learn about the Constitution.
“I think we have a very strong team this year, and we just enjoy the work,” said team member Gregorios Mihalopoulos. “We enjoy the challenge of going up against other teams to show our knowledge of the constitution. Never before in our schooling have we learned about American Politics like this.”
The team is looking to raise funds to be able to make the trip to Washington, D.C.
Donations can be made by visiting the team’s GoFundMe page.