On May 8th the Government classes of Dr. Price and Mr. Foster enjoyed the day exploring the state capital and witnessing the Ohio Supreme Court in action. The day started with a whirlwind tour of the Thomas Moyer Supreme Court building before the students were called into the courtroom to hear the final oral arguments of the day. The court case under consideration examined the question of how to define and identify dangerous dogs in Ohio. Students listened as lawyers for both sides argued for different interpretations of the current law. Following the lawyers arguments, we gathered for a debriefing to discuss the issues being considered but he Supreme Court and how it could impact others.
We then walked over to the Statehouse where we were greeted by Mr. Foster’s former student Susan Manchester, now the State Representative for District 84. Rep. Manchester reviewed her career path that led her from small town farm girl to a career in Washington, DC and then Columbus where she serves the people of Auglaize and Mercer counties. After a quick trip to see the Capital Rotunda, the classes enjoyed the Ohio Tourism Day festivities on the Statehouse lawn
As a final stop and reward, we stopped for lunch at Son of Thurman in Delaware where pounds and pounds of hamburgers were devoured! Good food for a great group of kids.