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Weeple kids succeed in DC: 9th place overall

Halsey Smith, Staff Writer

“We all couldn’t stop celebrating and screaming,” said Marisa Mooney ‘18, reflecting on We the People’s top ten ranking this past weekend. Toward the beginning of Nationals on Saturday, the Weeple competitors felt unsatisfied with their performances, knowing they would have to do a lot better to get into top ten.

“We were unsure if we would get top ten because we don’t get to watch the other 56 teams,” said Owen Stecco ‘18. However, after successfully writing a four minute essay and then preparing for six minutes of question and answer, they were graded by their judges, and their score determined that they had made top ten in the nation after the first two days of testifying.

“Later that night they announced the top ten teams, announcing us first which made it even more exciting” said Mooney ‘18. The entire We the People team has been reflecting over their amazing accomplishments, focusing on what has got them to ninth in the nation.

“Unit 5 stood out this weekend. They were really on their game. [But] all six units did amazing overall,” said Stecco ‘18. As this is Adam Horos’ first year as the Weeple coach, everyone was amazed they have been able to do this well.

Mooney ‘18 said, “I think it was especially exciting because this is Mr Horos’s first year coaching, so it was a really good statement to show that the program is still strong.”

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