The Washington State Senate today honored Tahoma High School’s state championship “We the People” team with a resolution on the Senate floor.
“This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure to honor Tahoma’s ‘We the People’ team,” said Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah. “Every year I am impressed by the students’ level of knowledge of our country’s founding documents and principles and their continued commitment to the program. I’m sure they could teach me a few things about the Constitution.”
Earlier in the year, Tahoma won its fifth straight “We the People” Washington state championship title. At the end of April, the team of 24 students will travel to Washington D.C. to represent the state at the national competition.
“Having served as a judge for the competition I’ve seen firsthand the talent and preparation that goes into Tahoma’s success,” said Sen. Joe Fain, who represents Auburn, Kent and Covington. “I’m impressed by the student’s level of civic engagement and the great job Ms. Wulfing has done guiding them through this learning opportunity.”
Tahoma High School’s “We the People” team has won a total of 19 state titles and has achieved numerous awards at the national level. For the last seven years, the program at Tahoma High School has been under the leadership of Gretchen Wulfing, who was named the Washington State Civics Educator of the Year in 2013.
“We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” is a national civics education program that has had more than 28 million student participants since the program’s creation in 1987.