Herndon Virginia Students Best in the Country in Constitutional Law

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Cynthia Burgett, Rachel Carson middle school teacher, & Doug Landau, Herndon Virginia trial lawyer, holding the plaque for the "we the people" national championship competition. The Northern Virginia public junior high school, improved upon last years third-place finish & won the competition
Cynthia Burgett, Rachel Carson Middle School teacher, and Doug Landau, Herndon Virginia trial lawyer, holding the plaque for the “We the People” National Championship competition. The Northern Virginia middle school improved upon last year’s third-place finish and won the 2015 competition!

Which Dulles Airport area middle school sent a team of 8th graders to compete in the 2015 We the People competition on Constitutional Law?

Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon Virginia!

Asked once again to coach the team of young scholars, airport lawyer Doug Landau spent the past several months working with the kids on their knowledge of the judicial system as well as the skills necessary to present clear and articulate answers to questions posed throughout the competition.

The 2014 team from Rachel Carson placed third in the nation, a tough act to follow in 2015.

But this year’s team was up to the challenge!  After winning the state championship in January, it was back to the books for the rest of the winter. The kids placed among the top three teams in the National competition held at George Mason University on April 19, 2015.

Then it was on to the National Invitationals the next morning in Fairfax, Virginia.

The team from Herndon took home the top prize, claiming the spot as the best in the country when it comes to Constitutional Law!

Kids at We the People Team