West Students Shine in Government Comp

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HS West students in Joe Gatto’s AP Government class won an honorable mention in the New York State Bar Association’s We the People Competition on Feb. 27.  

We the People is a mock congressional hearing competition where students research, write and present collaboratively on constitutional issues and current issues in government. Prominent judges and lawyers from all over New York State graded the students’ presentations and were impressed with the quality of their work.

Prior to the competition, the students toured the Empire State Plaza Museum, the New York State Assembly, met with the staff of Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick, toured the New York State Senate and Sen. John Flanagan’s office and the New York State Court of Appeals.