Waunakee High School among Wisconsin Civics Games state finalists
Students from 13 high schools across the state will compete in the Wisconsin Civics Games state finals, presented by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, in Madison on Friday, May 12, according to a press release.
Teams competing in the finals advanced last month from their respective regional competitions. More than 160 students from 41 teams participated virtually across five preliminary events. The top three teams from each region qualified for the finals. Waunakee High School is among the finalists.
Fifteen teams, each comprising up to four students, will face off in head-to-head matchups, answering questions about the state budget, local elections, legislative term limits, quorums, freedom of the press, and other civics-related issues. Each member of the winning team will receive a $2,000 scholarship to a Wisconsin college or university.
The state finals are open to the public and will take place at the state Capitol. Welcoming remarks will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 411 South. Speakers include Gov. Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience D. Roggensack, and UW System President Jay O. Rothman. The games, which will be broadcast on WisconsinEye, are expected to conclude at approximately 3 p.m.