Helfrich Park Students Place at State Competition




One team from Helfrich Park STEM Academy competing at the state “We the People” social studies competition in Indianapolis was crowned State Champions on Dec. 17 for winning Unit 6 of the event. A second team earned third place for its combined scores for units one through six.

The competition ties in a number of areas from the broad topic of social studies: civics, history, law and the constitution are all studied and discussed extensively. Students must defend their positions on a topic utilizing the areas for facts, opinions and supporting their positions on topics and questions directed to them from a panel of judges. The students were coached by Amanda Antey, teacher at Helfrich Park.

Unit Six State Champions are students Delaney Hirsch, Sydney Tipton. Back Row: Olivia Weixzaphel, Sydney Emig, Taylor Schapker

Students receiving third place for combined unit scores are Jasmine Ahmed, Austin Albin, Jonathan Blackwell, Emily Chamness, Jason Chamness, Emerson Courter, Keegan Dannheiser, Evelyn DeLong, Jackson Elaman, Bryce Flake, Gage Gossman, Alex Hardin, Hannah Harrison, Brandon Herr, Hayley Kaelin, Andrew Koonce, Jason Loesch, Shane Martin, Jeremy Norman, Claire O’Reilly, Juliana Peckenpaugh, Kinsey Peralta, Spencer Rogers, Sophia Symon, Sam Valadares, Ansley Volkman, and Matt Yurks.

The trip to Indianapolis was partially funded by EVSC Foundation.