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.

Students gather with State Representative Susan Manchester on the Statehouse lawn
Students gather with State Representative Susan Manchester on the Statehouse lawn

Visiting the Ohio Supreme Court
Visiting the Ohio Supreme Court