Winners Announced in SU Moot Court Regional Competition Six Students Now Go on to National Contest
- December 1, 2010
Four East Baton Rouge Parish School System high school students won the Third Annual Southern University Law Center (SULC) Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition held Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13 – and they plus two other students now are on their way to nationals. The preliminary rounds of the regional two-day moot court competition were held November 12 at A.A. Lenoir Hall at the university and featured students from Scotlandville Magnet High School, Glen Oaks High School, Istrouma High School and Belaire High School. The final round of the competition was held on November 13 at the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Pictured are the overall rounds’ trophy winners and the judges of the final round of the competition: (front row, left to right) Tierra Harrison, Scotlandville High School; Lacey Uhiara, Istrouma High School; Camera Whicker, Scotlandville High School; Dilton Anderson, Scotlandville High School; (back row, left to right) Judge John M. Guidry, First Circuit Court of Appeal; professor Wendy Shea, Southern University Law Center; and attorney Alejandro Perkins, Hammond and Sills L.L.C.. These students, along with Timothy Johnson and Jeffery Tobias of Istrouma High School (not pictured), will represent Southern University Law Center in the National Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition in Philadelphia April 1-3, 2011. Johnson and Tobias won individual rounds of the regional competition. Six total openings were available for the regional team to compete at the national level.
The annual high school moot court competition is just one of the major activities of the Marshall-Brennan Project, initiated at SULC in 2009. The program seeks 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 United States Supreme Court cases that affect the students directly. The SULC Marshall-Brennan Project partners are CSRS (Curtis Soderberg), Louis A. Martinet Legal Foundation, Louisiana Bar Foundation and Judge Guidry.
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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