CM students get inside look at local judicial system

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Central Mountain High School business teacher Tom Temple knows that classroom instruction is critical for his students, but that first-hand experience is priceless. For the last 10 years, Temple has given his students enrolled in his Business Law class a learning opportunity that compliments all of his classroom lessons. Recently the students, shown above, visited the Clinton County Courthouse where they had the opportunity to hear from Senior Judge Craig Miller and Judge Michael Salisbury. While there, students were given a tour of the courthouse and all of the working parts of local government. Students also toured the Clinton County Prison. “Many of my students have never had the experience of being in a courtroom or thankfully a prison,” Temple said. “Getting an inside look at how our local judicial system works and having the opportunity to hear from the leaders of those branches is critical in their understanding of the legal system,” he continued. The class is comprised of students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. “I greatly appreciate the judges and the county for allowing our students to visit and for taking the time to share their knowledge and expertise,” said Temple. During the semester, the students also met with District Attorney Dave Strouse, District Judge John Maggs, and Pennsylvania State Police Officer Chris Soo. The trips were funded and supported through the Central Mountain enrichment program with the help of CMHS enrichment teacher Jim Renninger.

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