This year’s Competition took place in June 2020
Due to the Pandemic, the competition was held online. You can view it below:
Constitution Academic Competition
In partnership with the Martin County School District (MCSD) students from the
three Martin County Public High Schools compete in an annual Constitutional Academic Competition. The competition tests student’s knowledge and understanding of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution and their critical importance in defining and protecting the liberty of Americans. Each year the debate centers around a significant Constitutional question.
The competition consists of three phases.
In phase one, four students are selected from the YMCA sponsored Youth in Government Program (YIG)* at each school. Selected students form two two-person teams to study and debate the Constitutional question at their school.
Phase 2 is a debate among the 2 teams at each school. The winning team advances to the Phase 3 Final Competition among the winning teams in Phase 2. Students’ knowledge and ability to defend a position on the question are evaluated by local jurists who select the winners at each phase of the Competition. Winners at both the Phase 2 and Phase 3 levels receive scholarships in amounts set by CCV each competition year.
Information about the Competition is available from Dr. Mark Malham, Coordinator of Social Studies and Special Projects at MCSD.