Bartlett presents resolution honoring Cathedral High School’s “We the People” team on House floor
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. John Bartlett (D-Indianapolis) today honored Cathedral High School’s “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” team on winning Indiana’s State competition. Cathedral has won the 7th Congressional District, which means they will represent Indiana at the national competition in Washington D.C.
“We the People” is a competition consisting of a mock congressional hearing that challenges students to evaluate, take and defend positions on historical and modern issues. The classwork involved is at the college level and requires several hours outside the classroom to prepare.
“I’m proud of the accomplishments these bright students have made, and will no doubt continue to make in the future,” Bartlett said.
“This program is an important step for so many kids. It’s a great way to empower young adults to think critically, use their voices and simply have a place to go after school.
“Since 1987, more than 300 million kids have participated in this program. It’s popular for a reason, and I’m happy to see students from my district take advantage of it.”
This is a concurrent resolution with the Indiana Senate authored by Senator Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) and has passed unanimously through both chambers.