At the ages of 15 and 17, most teenagers are not thinking about spending time in the nation’s highest court with a group of the most highly respected judges in America. However, to Jasmine Uduma and Christopher Boyd, that is the dream-of-a-lifetime come true. Both are veterans of the Advanced Placement U.S. History class at Cass Technical High School and boast 3.85 and 4.0 grade point averages, respectively.
The students and the course teacher, Mr. Brian Diskin, spent two full days in Washington, D.C. representing Michigan. They toured the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court where the students met with six of the Justices. While engaged in question and answer sessions, they were videotaped and copies of their experience will be sent to schools around the country to be used in classrooms.
Jasmine and Christopher were selected to participate in The Sunnylands Seminars Video Resources On The Constitution. This project exposes high school students across America, to the highest levels of education in the field of Social Studies. It places students in short-term interactive sessions with experts for exposure to the real world side of the information they have learned in their classes. Participation in the project is funded by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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