Catherine McAuley High School was named State Champion of the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition sponsored by the Center for Civic Education. The championship was held at the University of Maine on March 6.

Each year, high school teams all over the country spend months examining the principles upon which the Constitution is based. This year the Advanced Placement American Government class of twenty two students clinched the State Championship, advancing them to compete at the national level.

On May 2, the class will travel to Washington, D.C. once again to represent the State of Maine in the National “We the People” competition. This is the school’s fifth appearance in the acclaimed academic program that tests knowledge of the contents and application of the United States Constitution in the format of a mock Congressional hearing.

The members of the class are as follows: Teacher Mr. Joseph Wagner of Lyman

Michelle Brown of Portland

Rebecca Weidler of Portland

Erin McKenna of Portland

Natalie Brown of Scarborough

Daphne Politis of Scarborough

Kathleen Demarco of Scarborough

Kathleen Doyle of Falmouth

Nicole Rainville of Falmouth

Emily Lafond of Falmouth

Robyn Sukeforth of Falmouth

Monike Santana of South Portland

Hannah Johnson of Cumberland

Sarah Brazell of Cape Elizabeth

Charlotte Kinkade-Boymer of Kennebunk

Deanna McLaughlin of Gorham

Caitlin Dodge of Buxton

Meghan Rhoades of Standish

Michelle Twomey of Limington

Olivia Tourangeau of Old Orchard

Michelle Paquette of Saco

Kali Pulkkinen of Lewiston

Jessica George of Madison, NH

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