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 qualifying, regional competition is required to compete at the state level. Schools may elect to compete in one of four qualifying competitions, held in December. The top 9 scoring middle schools, and top 9 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.

2020–2021 Competition Dates

High School Virtual Qualifiers

Sunday, December 13, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Middle School Virtual Qualifiers

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020

State Finals (in-person or virtual TBD)

Late January/Early February 2021, TBA


2019–2020 Competition Results

Northern Virginia Regional
Saturday, December 7, 2019, Patriot High School, Nokesville, VA
High School Champion: Western Albemarle High School
High School 2nd Place: Oakton High School
High School 3rd Place: T.C. Williams High School—Team Panthers
Middle School Champion: Pennington Traditional School
Middle School 2nd Place: Rachel Carson Middle School

Central Virginia Regional
Friday, December 13–14, 2019, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, 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: Midlothian Middle School
Middle School 2nd Place: Browne Academy
Middle School 3rd Place: J.T. Henley Middle School

Virginia We the People High School State Finals
January 24, 2020, Darden School of Business at UVa, Charlottesville, VA
Champion: Freeman High School—Team Rehnquist
2nd Place: Maggie Walker Governor’s School
3rd Place: Glen Allen High School—Team Grant
4th Place: Glen Allen High School—Team Bingham
5th Place: Freeman High School—Team Brennan

Virginia We the People Middle School State Finals
January 25, 2020, Darden School of Business at UVa, Charlottesville, VA
Champion: Rachel Carson Middle School
2nd Place: Midlothian Middle School
3rd Place: J.T. Henley Middle School


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!