Scotlandville High Students Learn from LSU Law Students
- January 29, 2010
Scotlandville Magnet High School students participated in a Mock Trial with the Black Law Student Association from Louisiana State University (LSU) during a recent symposium that was part of the association’s national conference. Scotlandville High School’s Center of Excellence for Government Affairs/Law hosted the event, which matched curriculum studies.
“In class we learned about opening statements, and during the symposium we experienced live how opening statements are presented in real court. We were able to see the lawyer, public defender and judge in action as the trial ensued,” said Scotlandville High Law student Kenya Dixon. “All of the adversity that goes on in court visually kept the interest of the audience. The reality of what happens when you don’t prove your case was quite clear – you don’t win.”
“I felt honored to work with an experienced LSU law student and obtain valuable advice that I can use as I plan for the mock trial competition,” said high school Law student Camera Whicker. “I was more inspired when I was given an opportunity to perform the cross examination and closing at trial in front of an audience and with a mentor on my team.”
During the symposium students were engaged in presenting the case of State vs. Randall. Students represented themselves well and created a relationship with college students who have committed to mentoring them for their regional mock trial competition.
The high school Mock Trial tryouts have begun, and teacher/coach Lisa Lemoine is preparing the Scotlandville team for national competition. Last year, they made the quarter finals.
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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