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Highlands High is state We the People champ for 7th straight year

For the seventh consecutive year, Highlands High School in Fort Thomas has won the state championship in the We the People … The Citizen and the Constitution civic education competition. The Highlands High team prevailed over two other high schools at the competition Jan. 24 in Lexington to earn the honor of competing for the national title in Arlington, Va., in April. Ohio County High School from Hartford was the runner-up for the seventh year in a row. An Owen County High School team from Owenton also competed and a team from Chandler’s Elementary School in Russellville participated as a showcase team. At the national competition, the Highlands High team will participate in mock congressional hearings April 30-May 1 in Virginia. The 10 teams with the highest cumulative scores after the hearings advance to the finals on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on May 2.


Highlands High School is state champ in We the People competition for 6th year in a row

For the sixth consecutive year, Highlands High School in Fort Thomas has won the state championship in the We the People The Citizen and the Constitution civic education competition. The Highlands High team prevailed over two other high schools at the state competition March 1 in Frankfort to earn the honor of competing for the national title in Arlington, Va., and potentially Washington, D.C., from April 24-26. Ohio County High School from Hartford took the runner-up position in the state civic education competition for the sixth year in a row. A team from Owen County High School from Owenton also competed. At the national competition, the team will participate in hearings for two days in Virginia and, if it is among the 10 teams with the highest cumulative scores after those two days, will advance to the finals on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on April 26.