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
(Extensions of Remarks - January 17, 2018)

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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 10 (Wednesday, January 17, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E52]
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   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

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                          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.

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