OLYMPIA- Today, Tahoma High School’s state champion “We the People” team was honored by the Washington State Senate with a resolution sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah and Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn.

Last month, the Tahoma team won the state “We the People” competition marking the team’s 20th state championship. In April, the team will represent the state of Washington at the 29th anniversary “We the People” Finals in Washington D.C.

“This team is becoming somewhat of a dynasty,” said Mullet. “This is a group that just continues to keep winning. Every year, I am impressed by these students’ level of knowledge of our country’s founding documents and principles. Secretly, I am always a little intimidated by their vast understanding of civics.”

“One of my favorite things to do each year is join Senator Mullet and the students in the Senate gallery to have an open discussion about issues facing our state and country,” said Fain, who previously served as a judge for the local competition.

“We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” is a national civics education program that has had more than 28 million student participants since the program’s creation in 1987.