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Rishabh Mandayam ’21, Katie Simons ’22, Alex Harrington ’22, and Natalie Bandura ’22 prepare for the competition via Zoom. The group covered Unit 5, which focuses on freedom of speech and the right to privacy.

We The People continues winning streak at state-wide competition

Poppy Livingstone '21 , Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2021

Staples’ We The People (WTP) team placed first at the 2021 state competition on Feb. 8, 2021, continuing their two-year winning streak.  The WTP competition, which was held virtually, simulates congressional...

On a brand new episode of ‘This is a Wreckording’ Ethan and Principal Thomas are joined by members of the We the People team to discuss their state and national triumph over the competition this year.

This is a Wreckording Episode 6: We the Champions

Ethan Frank '20 May 11, 2020

This is a Wreckording Episode 6

The We The People team discovered they had won their division over a Zoom call with teacher Suzanne Kammerman.

We The People breaks records in unprecedented times

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director April 30, 2020

The We The People class placed fifth at the 2020 National Finals Challenge held from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, April 26.  In addition to finishing the highest Staples High School has ever placed,...

Staples’ We The People class poses with John Tinker of the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v Des Moines, which extended students’ freedom of speech.

A.P. We The People class competes in national event in D.C.

Maddie Phelps ’19, Staff Writer May 9, 2019

The A.P. We The People class traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 32nd annual national finals held from April 26 to April 29. Over 1,200 high school students from 56 high schools participated...

We the People team competes in nations capital

We the People team competes in nation’s capital

June 5, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 As the Staples High School We The People + A.P Government classes left Westport on April 27, the students were excited for the culmination of the year’s work. They traveled to Washington,...

We The People class heads to Washington D.C.

We The People class heads to Washington D.C.

March 26, 2018

By Hannah Bolandian ’19 A group of four sits in front of a panel of judges.They answer questions that determine their fate going forward. Staples High School students competed in the We The People...

We the People A.P. Gov gets into national competition off of wild-card spot

We the People A.P. Gov gets into national competition off of wild-card spot

Emma Greenberg '18, Opinions Editor February 10, 2017

By Emma Greenberg '18 On Jan. 7 the We the People section of A.P. Government and Politics learned that they qualified for the National We the People competition. The We the People competition tests...

Staples’ We the People secures third

Staples’ We the People secures third

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer December 19, 2015

On Friday 12, 2015, a select number of Advanced Placement American Government classes competed in the annual We the People competition. Staples High School scored third overall in the entire competition...

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