Thom Brown was one of  72 judges for the 2013 “We The People: the Citizen and the Constitution” national competition in Washington, DC, held April 27-29, 2013. The competition, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, involves high school students from all 50 states.  The competition is styled as a congressional hearing. Each team is divided up into six units, each composed of three or more students. Each unit focuses on a particular area of Constitutional interest – from the philosophical underpinnings and Constitutional Convention to modern day implications.  Thom was selected as one of the 18 judges for the last day of the competition when the top 10 teams – determined by scores from the first two days – compete for the national title on Capitol Hill.