BHS students join “Justice Camp”

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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Bogalusa High School ninth and 10th grade scholars recently engaged in a four-day “Justice Camp.”

The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invited ninth and 10th graders to engage in the concept of summer camp into the federal courthouse, imparting civics education and advocacy skills that prepare students for college, career, and civic engagement. This involved interactive sessions with federal judges, lawyers, and federal law enforcement agents about their roles within the court system.

Scholars had the opportunity to tour the U.S. District Court and 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and observe federal court cases. The program culminated with a mock trial. The Federal Court camp was under the direction of Judge van Meervald and Amanda Kaiser, Executive Director.

BHS faculty extended their congratulations to students Malia Morris, Karisma Carter, Devin Adams and Jordan Tate, for their superb performance and scholarly representation of BHS. Vanessa Smith, BHS Middle School Educator, served as chaperone.

Linda Pittman, Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, supplied information regarding the camp. Bogalusa High School is under the leadership of Lisa Tanner, Superintendent, Dr. Eric Greely, Principal, and Assistant Principals Dr. Vanessa Branch and NaTasha Oatis.