News and Events

Waterford students preparing for Mock Trial Tournament

19 January, 2012

The setup: A famous musician is found dead at his piano, his son found nearby washing himself in the pool. A bandmate who walks in on this macabre scene is charged with murdering the musician.  These are the juicy details Michigan high school students are considering as they prepare for the annual Mock Trial Tournament coming up March 10.

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East Grand Rapids Takes First Place

17 January, 2012

2012 First Place Michigan We the People Champions-East Grand Rapids High School

East Grand Rapids High School, led by teacher Janice Yates, took first place at the We the People State Finals held January 6 at the Michigan Capitol Complex in Lansing. Howell High School finished second and Marquette High School finished third. East Kentwood High School and Coldwater High School took Honorable Mention.

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Local Lawmaker Congratulates Students on Statewide Achievement

17 January, 2012

A group of Howell High School students recently placed second in the state in the "We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution" competition. It brought high school students from all over Michigan to the Capitol earlier this month to learn about the Constitution and being involved in government.

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Mock Trial Clinic Held on November 16 at Cooley Law School

16 November, 2011

Dozens of high school students and a few of their teachers filed into Cooley Law School classrooms at the Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor campuses in mid-November for an all-day mock trial clinic.

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Mark Oglesby named Michigan Civic Education Teacher of the Year

05 November, 2011

Howell High School Teacher Mark Oglesby was recently recognized as the Michigan Civic Education Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Center for Civic Education. He received the award at the Michigan Joint Social Studies Conference in Lansing on Nov. 5.

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Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament Registration is Open

01 November, 2011

Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament Registration is open for the 2012 Season. This year's case is a criminal case surrounding the death of a famous musician. Was it murder, suicide, or something else ... Martin Louis Siriusz was found slumped over his piano listening to a playback of his latest (and as it turned out, his last) recording, entitled "Hanging at Death's Door."

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Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament Registration is Open (8)

01 November, 2011

Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament Registration is open for the 2012 Season. This year's case is a criminal case surrounding the death of a famous musician. Was it murder, suicide, or something else ... Martin Louis Siriusz was found slumped over his piano listening to a playback of his latest (and as it turned out, his last) recording, entitled "Hanging at Death's Door."

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MCCE’s Resources, Programs, & Lessons

Educating for Citizenship

Educating for Citizenship is a conference for educators and community members that highlights best practices in law-related and civic education in Michigan and nationally.

Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award

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Mock Trial

A Mock Trial is designed to reenact much of what might take place in a trial court.  Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete against each other in real courtrooms in front of real judges and lawyers.

"[A] unique opportunity for young people to learn about the legal system..."

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