Rachel Carson Students are National Champions in We the People Competition

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National We the People Champions, Rachel Carson Middle School 8th graders!
National We the People Champions, Rachel Carson Middle School 8th graders!

Cynthia Burgett’s students from Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon Virginia are the best in the country when it comes to their knowledge of Constitutional Law!

The students’ preparation paid off on Monday, April 20 as they bested teams from Oregon, Indiana, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin and Ohio.

This was the culmination of months of studying!

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 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 competition.

Described by some as a “proud papa,” the kids’ coach, trial lawyer Doug Landau, was with them the entire way.

“I give all of the credit for this awesome win to the students themselves,” noted Landau. “I was impressed over and over by their hard work, dedication, and persistence in learning the material.  They were also diligent in practicing their oratory skills, so that when answering questions peppered at them from lawyers, executives, and professors, these kids did not crack under the pressure.”

Well done, Rachel Carson Middle School!