We the People State Competition (Portland)

Hatfield Courthouse,

1000 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR

This landmark program engages upper elementary, middle, and high school students in a curriculum designed to foster understanding of American democracy, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

The culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students testify (while they test their knowledge and confidence) before a panel of volunteer attorneys, educators, and civic leaders. Regional competitions precede the state final, which determines the team that will represent Oregon at the national competition in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the We the People High School Competitions.