Senate honors Tahoma High School civics team

Today the Washington State Senate unanimously adopted Senate Resolution 8620 honoring the students of Tahoma High School’s We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution civics team for its 18th state championship.

“I’m so pleased to see our local students not only participating, but excelling in this competition and in their studies,” said Fain, who represents the 47th District, which includes Covington. “The critical-thinking skills they are using and refining in the ‘We the People’ program will serve them well in future academic pursuits and in their career.”

Sen. Joe Fain, who has been a long-time supporter of the program, served as a judge for this year’s competition won by Tahoma High School.

“Each of these exceptional students dedicates themselves to the study of the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the documents and principles of our founding fathers. Today we recognize their achievements and wish them success in the national competition,” said Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah. “I am very proud to sponsor this resolution today.”

Tahoma High School’s campus overlaps the legislative boundary placing it in both the 5th and 47th Districts.

In April, Tahoma’s team will participate in the “We the People” national competition in Washington D.C.

The team is coached by Gretchen Wulfing, who in 2011 was named Washington’s Civic Educator of the Year. “We the People” is a national civics competition that began in 1987 and in which today, more than 30 million students and 90,000 teachers have participated.