Five local teams advance to Wisconsin Civics Games state finals
By Julia Hunter
Wisconsin Newspaper Association
GREEN BAY – Forty-one teams from 25 schools across Wisconsin participated April 13-14 in the Wisconsin Civics Games Regionals for a chance to compete next month in the state finals.
The competition, presented by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, drew more than 160 students.
During the five competitions held virtually on Thursday and Friday, teams faced off in head-to-head matchups, answering questions about the state budget, local elections, legislative term limits, quorums and other civics-related issues.
Public officials, legal professionals, and newspaper editors and publishers served as judges for the Games.
The top three scoring teams from each region advance to the state championships on May 12 at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.
Local schools advancing to the state finals are: Ashwaubenon High School, Green Bay Southwest High School, Green Bay Preble High School (two teams) and Seymour Community High School.
Each member of the team that wins the state competition will receive a $2,000 scholarship to a Wisconsin college or university.
The competition will begin at 9 a.m. on May 12 in Room 411 South, and is open to the public.
The WNA Foundation launched the Wisconsin Civics Games in 2018 in response to declining civics education and participation.