The Global Leaders Club from Coral Gables Preparatory Academy took second place in the state finals for the “We the People” competition on Jan. 23.
“We the People” is a mock congressional hearing competition where students show mastery of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They must be able to interpret and apply its laws to relevant current events.
Student teams are judged by a panel of distinguished members of the community, including judges and lawyers. The competition consists of six groups of three students who sit before a panel of judges and debate and discuss global and domestic issues and how the U.S. Constitution applies to those issues.
The Global Leaders Club includes teacher Cristina Velasquez-Colon and the following students: Nicolle Anillo, Sophia Del Granado, Isabella Del Granado, Robin Garrido, Sophia Jarjour, Sebastian McGraw, Bryan Hehir, Sebastian Stiefel, Lucas Picciano, Katya Gutierrez, Kristen Sosa, Marisol Hernandez, Aiko Puerto, Justin Rodriguez, Kamil Segebre and Lucas Virgil.