Milford's We the People team advance to finals
The Milford High School We the People team has won the state championship and will head to Washington, DC to compete in April. (Courtesy)
The teams compete in front of judges, providing answers to questions they were given in advance, and then fielding impromptu follow-up questions from the judges. It is the follow-up questions that reveal what the students know, said Alcox, because they have to think on their feet.
Seven of the students had to double up and learn two units, a hefty challenge given their other responsibilities, said Alcox.
Students at John Stark Regional High School in Weare had a similar challenge with only nine students on the team, said Alcox. The team from Nashua North had about 30, while Merrimack had 15, he said.
"John Stark was clearly in the lead when we broke for lunch," said Alcox, "but we had a break and talked about the things we needed to improve. By the second round, the kids had found their groove and just kept getting stronger."
With the state win in hand, the students will travel to the nationals in Washington in April.
READER COMMENTS: 2
- Siege Day launched at Pinkerton; students gain hands-on experience with hommade catapults - 0
- Middle school student's mom says principal used chokehold - 19
- School board suspends driver's ed program in Manchester, will probe source of $180k deficit - 2
- Manchester middle school principal placed on leave - 2
- Lebanon begins search for new school superindendent - 0
- Inventor excites Manchester fourth-graders with math, science possibilities - 0
- Nashua officals tour technical education center - 0
- City fourth-graders to meet entrepreneur Dean Kamen - 0
- No 3-day weekend for kids in Manchester school system - 5
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Another View -- John H. Sununu: Voters, pick a governor who is serious about the Pledge - 3
- Team Obama: Faking right, voting left - 9
- Charles Arlinghaus: This government 'investment' is a bad idea - 2
- Preventing riots: What should Keene do? - 1
- Manchester mayor asks aldermen to hold abandonded property owners accountable - 0
- Residents given Londonderry playing field priority - 0
- NH has 1,300 guardrail ends targeted in federal safety suit - 1
- Carignan promoted to deputy police chief in Nashua - 0
- Manchester Crimewatch: Meat cleaver has key role in threats, assault case - 0
Locked in a dead heat, Shaheen, Brown spar
NH's back-road rest areas fading away
Fall hikers throughout NH put on notice
Team Obama: Faking right, voting left
Preventing riots: What should Keene do?
Keene riots a focus of gubernatorial debate