Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sam Erickson, Pre-Law Society member, and his teammate win the 2014 Madison Cup

L t r: German Banquero and Sam Erickson just after
correctly answering the final question in the
2014 Madison Cup and securing the championship.
Sam Erickson, Pre-Law Society member, and German Banquero were the team winners of the 2014 Madison Cup competition held in September.  This is an annual event sponsored by the UAA Department of Political Science to test students' knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.  Five teams participated in the competition this year.

One of the many remarkable moments during the competition happened when a judge requested Team Number One - Banquero and Erickson - to expand on a question asking what the goals of the Constitution are. In unison, the teammates recited the Preamble to the United States Constitution. (They repeated the performance again after the competition – watch it on YouTube.)

First-place winners German Baquero and Sam Erickson each received a copy of The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and an engraved mug. The second-place finishers, Hans and Karl Rodvick, each received a copy of the Constitution and a gift certificate to the UAA Campus Bookstore.

For additional information about the Madison Cup, visit the Department of Political Science website.

Read the full story in the September 24, Green & Gold News:
"Congratulations to 2014 Madison Cup winners German Banquero and Sam Erickson"

The first and second place teams (far right and left) with the four
competition judges.