Students Coach Winning Middle School Team

Congratulations to Lucille Brown Middle School’s (Richmond) first ever We The People team. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the LMB Panthers won the Congressional District 3 We The People competition. They are now headed to Williamsburg for the state competition on Feb. 16.
In addition to being District 3 champions, the LMB team placed third in the region behind Edward W. Wyatt MS and Midlothian MS. The LMB Unit 4 was recognized as the top scoring unit 4 in the region.
The LMB Team was started as an afterschool program by Johnny Mac Yates (Richmond '13) and Annie Valentine (Richmond '13). Additional coaching help was provided by Abigail Simon (Richmond '13), Gray Whisnant (Henrico '12), John Darr (Henrico '13), and government teacher Matt McGuire. The student coaches are all alumni of the MLWGS We The People Team XV which placed second in the nation in 2012, coached by Matt McGuire.