PLEASANTON -- Amador Valley High School's civics team was honored in the state Senate Friday for winning the California "We the People" competition in which students simulate a Congressional hearing on the Constitution.

Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, D-Hayward, presented a proclamation to the 24 seniors on the high school civics team.

Amador Valley's team advances to a national competition this month in Washington, D.C.

This will be the 13th time Amador Valley High has represented California in the national competition. Amador won the national title in 1995, and placed second in 2013 and four other times.

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