High School Students Going to Regionals for Moot Court Competition
- February 25, 2010
Photo (left to right): Jasmine Winters (Belaire High), Christian Jones (Glen Oaks High), Shawn Vance (professor, Southern University Law Center), Virginia Listach (professor, Southern University Law Center), attorney Fred Crifasi (president, Baton Rouge Bar Association), Tierra Harrison (Scotlandville High) and Camera Whicker (Scotlandville High).
Eight high school students from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will be headed to Philadelphia March 19-21 to compete in the National Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition. The announcement was made after the Second Annual High School Moot Court Regional Competition was held February 19 as part of the Southern University Law Center’s (SULC) Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.
Twenty-six students from Belaire, Glen Oaks, Istrouma and Scotlandville Magnet high schools participated in the regional event, which continued with a first round February 20 at the First Circuit Court of Appeal.
Eight students from the regional competition will go to nationals in March. They are: Christian Jones, Glen Oaks High School; Shanderick Williams, Glen Oaks High School; Jonathan Williams, Glen Oaks High School; Tierra Harrison, Scotlandville High School; Camera Whicker, Scotlandville High School; Ellisha Bailey, Istrouma High School; Jasmine Winters, Belaire High School; and Paris Gurley, Belaire High School.
The overall regional winner was Tierra Harrison from Scotlandville High School. Camera Whicker from Scotlandville High School received the second place award, Jasmine Winters from Belaire High School received the third place award and Christian Jones from Glen Oaks High School received the fourth place award. The Glen Oaks High School students earned the trophy for best school participation/cumulative performance and will be awarded the SULC Regional High School Moot Court trophy at the upcoming Louis A. Martinet Foundation Gala.
The Southern University law center hosts the regional moot court competition each year. The event's partners are Aramark, Curtis Soderberg, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Louisiana Bar Foundation and Judge John M. Guidry.
Second photo (left to right): Paris Gurley (Belaire High), Christian Jones (Glen Oaks High), Jasmine Winters (Belaire High), Jonathan Williams (Glen Oaks High), Camera Whicker (Scotlandville High), Shanderick Williams (Glen Oaks High), Ellisha Bailey (Istrouma High) and Tierra Williams (Scotlandville High).
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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