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Laurel High School wins regional award at We The People National Finals 2018

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After months of continuous studying, the Laurel High school honors civics class can call themselves champions.

This is the first time Montana took first place in the "We The People" National Finals 2018.

Students prepare 4 minute responses to a wide range of questions which cover topics on the Bill of Rights or the Constitution.

"So one of our questions was about George Washington and what he would think about globalization today, as he thought we shouldn't be too spread out in our country," said senior Cassidy Vandervoort

Mr. Lee Deming honors civic class took first in region 2 which covers over 10 states.

"Hardest working group I've ever had and if you've watched them on D.C., they were constantly studying," said Deming. "They studied on the plane, they studied in the hotel, they studied in the morning, they studied at night. It was really fun to watch and they earned every bit of it."

While the class hoped to surpass Montana's previous record, they never expected to take first place. 

Deming said winning is testament to their hard work.

"So since no Montana team has ever won it; it was kind of a surprise but it was again due to their hard work," said Deming.

"When he called out the regional championship award, we were honestly so shocked. i don't think any of us got excited for like ten seconds because we thought he was joking," adds Vandervoort. "We worked really hard, it was a group effort, it really was. Team work is the most important thing in this competition."

Deming's honors civics class will participate at the model UN hosted by MSUB on Monday, May 7, 2018.

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