Communication Professor to Judge We the People Nationals

John Hart headshot

Chair and Professor of Communication John Hart, Ph.D., has been invited to judge the preliminary and final rounds of the 31st Annual We the People Nationals Finals. The competition will be held at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, from April 27-May 1. Over 1,100 high school students from 52 classes nationwide will demonstrate their understanding of government and the Constitution by participating in simulated congressional hearings.

Seventy-two judges will participate in the competition on Saturday and Sunday, and Hart will be one of the 18 judges participating on Monday in the final round on Capitol Hill. Hart will join other judges including Chief Justice Jerry VandeWalle, North Dakota Supreme Court, Justice Barry Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court, Justice John Lopez IV, Arizona Supreme Court, and Justice David Steven, Indiana Supreme Court.