Loranger High Debate Club Mock Trial Team competitors went on an educational field trip to the 21st Judicial District courthouse in Amite recently. Students are preparing fort he upcoming Mock Trial Competition hosted by the Baton Rouge Bar Association. The two teams from Loranger High School are the only in the parish. Each team consists of six competitors; three will compete as attorneys and three as witnesses. Students were in attendance with club sponsor/coach Ms. Tyra Starkey, and Assistant District Attorney/coach Le'Anne Malnar. The competitors were able to attend two different trials, view witnesses on the stand and attorneys during a live trial, presentation of evidence, and were invited to visit with two judges who gave them advice for the competition and allowed them to ask questions.
Pictured are: Back Row: 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perriloux, Josh Tassin, Andrew Labit, DJ Fairburn, Elston Bankston, 21st JDC Family Court Judge Jeffery Oglesbee.
Second Row: Kortney Parrish, Jenna Licciardi, Samantha Messina, Drue Disher, Kayla Chaisson, Isabella Saba, Tyra Starkey, Samantha Ingraffia, and Le'Anne Malnar.
Front Row: 21st JDC Judge Douglas Hughes, Kassidy Braddy, and Paige Puls.
Hammond High Magnet special education teacher, Michael Chaney, and his students race to the finish line at the recent Special Olympics held at Ponchatoula High.
Students in Melissa Blow's 5th grade class at Natalbany Elementary are using unit cubes to build objects with a specific volume.
Marvin Cervantes, Cody Pickering, Sara Zito, and Amari Felder are pictured above.