For the third consecutive year, competitive civics teams from both Amador Valley High School and Foothill High School will represent California at the We the People national finals to be held in Washington, D.C., on April 24-27. Amador Valley placed first in the state competition on Feb. 10, with Foothill finishing second.

We the People is a competitive civics program, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, that tests students’ knowledge of the Constitution, the founding of the United States, and the evolution of American government in simulated congressional hearings.

The two Pleasanton high schools are the only California school to advance to the finals.

“We could not be more proud of this remarkable group of students, as well as the dedicated teachers, families and alumni who support their success,” said David Haglund, superintendent of the Pleasanton Unified School District.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Amador Valley has advanced to the finals, and the third consecutive year for Foothill. The Amador Valley team is coached by teacher Stacey Skar, while the Foothill team is led by teachers Jeremy Detamore and Graham McBride.