January 17, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 10 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
HONORING THE TRUMBULL HIGH SCHOOL WE THE PEOPLE TEAM'S SUCCESS AT CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY'S WE THE PEOPLE: THE CITIZEN AND THE CONSTITUTION COMPETITION; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 10
(Extensions of Remarks - January 17, 2018)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E52] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING THE TRUMBULL HIGH SCHOOL WE THE PEOPLE TEAM'S SUCCESS AT CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY'S WE THE PEOPLE: THE CITIZEN AND THE CONSTITUTION COMPETITION ______ HON. JAMES A. HIMES of connecticut in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Mr. HIMES. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Trumbull High School's first place finish at Connecticut State University's We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition. Every year, thousands of high school students contend in state and national We the People competitions, in which participants explore and debate the origins and import of our nation's Constitution. Trumbull High School students have long excelled in this competition. Their victory in 2017 marked their seventh consecutive state championship under the leadership of social studies teacher and coach Katie Boland. Overall, Trumbull High School students have won the Connecticut finals 23 times since the school began competing in 1983. Mr. Speaker, I applaud the exceptional academic prowess and intellectual curiosity the 29 Trumbull High School seniors on the team demonstrated in preparing for this competition. They researched the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the Constitution and applied their findings to the Constitutional issues of today. While the students have enjoyed a well-earned victory, they are already hard at work preparing for the We the People 2018 National Finals in April. Mr. Speaker, I ask that you join me in recognizing these students-- Lindsay Adams, Natalie Almonacid, Samantha Almonacid, Ethan Bachand, Max Bowen, Emma Butler, Shane Carley, Morgan Carrano, Danielle Cross, Connor Flaherty, Lalith Gannavaram, Sarah Giaquinto, Joseph Guedes, Gillian Kick, Manya Kidambi, Allie Lewis, Julia Luow, Lauren Luow, Stefano Mancini, Derek Marble, Mariam Marino, Mia McKinney, Joshua Merkin, Ishan Negi, Jessica Parillo, Joseph Piccolo, Laura Rosales, Alev Yorulmaz and Larry Zhang. I join the proud Trumbull community in wishing these students the best of luck as they continue to expand their understanding of the Constitution and the role it plays in upholding America's civic life. ____________________