High School Students Head To National Moot Court Competition
- February 26, 2009
Students from Belaire, Glen Oaks and Scotlandville Magnet high schools have been chosen to participate in a national moot court competition after winning the February 21 Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Project’s First Regional Moot Court Competition hosted by Southern University Law Center. The Marshall-Brennan National Moot Court Competition will be held March 21-23 in Philadelphia. High school students from across the nation will be competing in the event. Istrouma High School also participated but did not place.
Tia Benton and Charcie Robins, members of the Scotlandville High School’s student team, were the regional competition’s first-place winners. In addition, Scotlandville High’s Edcharra Cage won the Top Oral Advocate Award and is automatically admitted to the national competition, as well.
Glen Oaks High School 11th graders Jamie Nichelle Turner, Rhonda Lynette Williams and Shanderrick Cornell Williams made it to the regional event’s final competition at the Louisiana Court of Appeal. They placed second overall and also are eligible for the national competition. In addition, top-scoring participants who will be entered in the national competition are Belaire High School’s Paris Gurley and Sherman Vicks.
The Southern University Law Center Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project is a collaboration between Southern University Law Center and high schools in East Baton Rouge Parish. The vision for the program is to empower high school students to be responsible citizens and lifelong participants in the democratic process by teaching them about their constitutional rights and responsibilities through the Supreme Court cases that affect students directly.
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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