LARAMIE, Wyo - The We the People state finals took place on Monday in Laramie. The final six schools competed to not only take home state, but to move on to the national finals.
The main goal for the competition is to teach students about how our government was formed and how it works. "The goal of the 'We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution' program is develop the civic competence in students." said Matt Strannigan, the state coordinator.
Among the many participants in the finals, Jacob Tallabas, from Cheyenne Central High School, said why this competition is important to him, "I think this competition is important to me because it gives us strong historical basis for some of the things we see very prevalent in our communities today."
He also said that even though preparing for the competition takes a lot of time and effort, it is very much worth it, and that they learn many new things about our government.
After the state finals across the nation, all winners will go to the national finals held in Washington D.C., from April 21-24.