“It is fantastic to have such hardworking and deserving students in our school district who earn unique educational experiences like this,” said Rep. Morris. “These students will have a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of Indiana’s greatest legal minds, and hopefully be inspired to expand their education in the future.”
Across Indiana, teachers were encouraged to submit a brief description of why their classroom would benefit from a visit by an Indiana Supreme Court Justice. Schools districts are many times unable to allocate the funds for an educational trip to Indianapolis, so this contest brings a vital part of Indianapolis to them. Northcrest Elementary School was one of ten schools to be selected.
Chief Justice Brent Dickson, and Associate Justices Steven David and Mark Massa volunteered their time to travel to the various schools to share their passion for the judicial system with Hoosier youth.
“The desire to further the learning experience is so important for our children’s future,” said Rep. Morris. “Contests that focus on the important foundation of learning are very beneficial to schools across the state.”
The ten winning schools beat out over 40 other applicants. The schools chosen represent a wide range of learning institutions and include high schools, junior highs, elementary schools, and an online academy.
Rep. Bob Morris represents a portion of Allen County, including the city of Fort Wayne and most of St. Joe Township