Competition

We the People competitions in Virginia are for middle and high school We the People teams. Schools are encouraged to hold in-school competitions as practice for regional and state competitions.

Participation in a regional competition is required to compete at the state level. Schools may elect to compete in one of four regional competitions, held in December. The top 10 scoring middle schools, and top 10 scoring high schools, in the regional finals are invited to compete in the state competition. The winning high school class represents Virginia at the We the People National Finals in April.

2019–2020 Competition Dates

Northern Virginia Regional (High School and Middle School)
Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Pennington Traditional School
9305 Stonewall Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Central Virginia Regional (High School)
Friday, December 13, 2019
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Randolph-Macon College
114 College Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005

Central Virginia Regional (Middle School)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Randolph-Macon College
114 College Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005

We the People State Finals
Friday (HS)–Saturday (MS), January 24–25, 2020 (TBC)
University of Virginia Darden School of Business
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22903

We the People Showcase
Saturday, March 28, 2020
T.C. Williams High School
3801 W. Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302


2018–19 Competition Results!

Northern Virginia We the People Regional Finals
December 15, 2018, Woodgrove High School, Purcellville, VA
High School Champion: T.C. Williams High School—Team Titans
High School 2nd Place: Western Albemarle High School
High School 3rd Place: Woodgrove High School—Team Washington
Middle School Champion: Rachel Carson Middle School

Central Virginia We the People Regional Finals
December 17–18, 2018, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
High School Champion: Freeman High School—Team Paine
High School 2nd Place: Freeman High School—Team Morris
High School 3rd Place: Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
Middle School Champion: J. T. Henley Middle School
Middle School 2nd Place: Browne Academy
Middle School 3rd Place: Pennington Traditional School

Virginia We the People High School State Finals
February 1, 2019, Darden School of Business at UVa, Charlottesville, VA
Champion: Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (advanced to National Finals)
2nd Place: Freeman High School—Team Morris (advanced to National Finals as a wild card team)
3rd Place: Freeman High School—Team Paine
4th Place: Glen Allen High School
5th Place: T. C. Williams High School

Virginia We the People Middle School State Finals
February 2, 2019, Darden School of Business at UVa, Charlottesville, VA
Champion: J. T. Henley Middle School (competed in the We the People National Invitational)
2nd Place: Rachel Carson Middle School (competed in the We the People National Invitational)
3rd Place: Browne Academy

2019 Virginia We the People State Champions: Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
2019 Virginia Middle School We the People State Champions: J. T. Henley Middle School

VA Civics relies on volunteers to make each competition successful. If you have questions about volunteering as a judge, timer, or facilitator, please send us an email and let us know!