Notre Dame to Represent Massachusetts in Nationals – “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” Contest

 Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts

As an alum of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, Class of 1960, I was pleased and very proud to get this e-mail from the President today. Congratulations to the students who participated and will take the banner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the national We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition.

January 28, 2013

Dear Alumnae,

I’m writing to share some great news!

On Saturday our high school girls traveled to Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government to compete in the state finals for the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Annual Contest.

Public and private schools from across the state competed in the contest with over eighteen judges grading students’ oral responses to a variety of questions. The contest measured depth of knowledge, poise under pressure,the ability to articulate ideas, and breadth of understanding. It is a very challenging contest for any student.

Our student team came away with first place and will be representing Massachusetts in the national finals to be held in the spring in Washington, D.C.

The Academy extends it hearty congratulations to all of the girls who worked so hard in preparation for the contest and to Mrs. Kristine Forsgard, the team moderator and Academy faculty member.  We are so proud of our students’ achievement and are looking forward to the finals! Please congratulate our team members when you see them.

Thank you for all of your support of the Academy and its students.

Best regards,

Joseph R. McCleary, Ph.D. President