Audubon Elementary School Students Learn About Law During Mock Trial of ‘The State vs. Jack and the Beanstalk’
- May 5, 2011
A group of attorneys turned a fairytale into a teachable moment May 2 for a group of Audubon Elementary School girls. Members of the school’s Rosebuds Club, a student club for girls, participated in a mock trial of “The State vs. Jack and the Beanstalk” at The Family Court of East Baton Rouge and practiced preparing a legal case, arguing points before a court, following legal procedure and even judging evidence and testimonies to render a decision. The hands-on activity included portions of the school’s Social Studies curriculum taught in an actual courtroom.
Some of the student “lawyers” included (pictured, left to right): Jasmine Tate, Jacqueline Magana, Shailyn Nelson, Joy Gordon and Abigail Marquez. They helped develop their case with volunteers from the Lewis A. Martinet Legal Society Inc. (pictured): attorneys Michael L. Tyler, president, and Natalie Tellis Robertson. Some refreshments were provided by The Baton Rouge Links. Also participating in the mock trial was the club’s co-sponsor, Judge Lisa Woodruff-White. The other co-sponsor is Principal Joni Roberts.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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