Clay County High School APGOPO 2018 State Champions


CCHS Advance Placement Government & Politics Class wins the 2018 State Championship in the "We The People"
Competition for the 4th consecutive year.

Congratulations to the West Virginia State "We The People" Champions. Clay County High
School's Advance Placement Government & Politics class, taught by Mr. Philip Dobbins, traveled to
Charleston on February 1st, 2018 to compete in the "We The People" state competition. This is a
competition where students demonstrate their knowledge of the Constitution and current issues in
mock congressional style hearings. Each school participating must divide their classes into six
teams. These six teams prepare a four-minute verbal response to a constitutional question and then
are asked follow up questions by a team of three judges for six minutes. Teams are scored on their
knowledge of the Constitution and their ability to apply the concepts to their everyday lives as

Classes can have individual team winners and overall class winners. Clay County High School won
five out of six individual team championships and won the overall class state championship
defeating the champions from congressional districts one and three. By winning the state
championship, Clay County High School has earned a spot in the National Finals in Washington D.C.
in April of this year.

Members of the class as pictured left to right are: Mr Philip Dobbins, Laura Hundley, Caitlin Belt, Kayley Robinson, Emily Morton, Jacie Coleman, Katie Payne, Jennifer Thorne, Olivia Legg, Erica Boggs and Courtney Bevins.