On Friday, January 24th, 26 OCHS students competed in the State We the People Competition at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Herndon’s Advanced Placement Government class divided into six teams/units and each group had to answer questions one and two of their unit. They were required to present their responses in front of a panel of three judges. Each response needed to be four minutes long.

After presenting their 4 minute response, they then had to answer questions from the judges for six minutes. These questions assessed their depth of knowledge about the Constitution, casework, historical and current events, laws, and civil liberties/freedoms.

OCHS students Arden Floyd, Alexis Lee, Emma Stewart, and Katie Webster received medals for their performance.