Monday, December 14, 2009

Prof. Periman judges "We the People" competition

Prof. Deborah Periman, Justice Center faculty, participated as one of the volunteer judges for the statewide final event of the "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition on December 1. "We the People" is a national educational program developed to educate young people about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Eleven high school teams from Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Wasilla competed in this event in Anchorage sponsored by the Center for Civic Education. The West High School team won this year and will be going to Washington, D.C. in Spring 2010 for the national competition.

Three judges pictured above, left to right, Kristin Knudsen, Alaska Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission; Deborah Periman, Justice Center faculty; Monica Kane, UAA Academic Affairs.