The kickoff event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the House Chamber. Speakers are expected to include Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson, Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson, Supreme Court of Missouri Judges Mary R. Russell and W. Brent Powell, as well as Don Hentges, veteran of the Vietnam War. The students then will participate in a mock legislative debate beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Approximately 250 students are expected to participate in this year’s Constitution Project, which gives students a mock crime scene to investigate, report about and eventually try in a mock trial, all under the mentorship of local professionals in the fields of crime scene investigation, journalism and trial advocacy. This year’s competitors are from:
- Camdenton High School in Camdenton;
- Cardinal Ritter High School in St. Louis;
- Fulton High School in Fulton;
- Lebanon High School in Lebanon;
- Marshfield High School in Marshfield;
- Mountain Grove High School in Mountain Grove;
- North Technical High School in Florissant;
- Republic High School in Republic;
- Rolla High School in Rolla; and
- School of the Osage High School in Osage Beach.
- Seymour High School in Seymour; and
- Truman High School in Independence.
SOURCE: news provided by COURTS.MO.GOV on August 30, 2018