2015 Constitution Project set to kick off with events at Missouri Capitol

2015 September 2018


2015 Constitution Project set to kick off with events at Missouri Capitol

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Students from 16 Missouri high schools will kick off the 2015 Constitution Project competition Tuesday, September 22 at the Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City.

 

At 9 a.m., the students are scheduled to divide up for their various team meetings:

  • Those focusing on crime scene investigation will meet with representatives from the Missouri State Highway Patrol;
  • Those focusing on journalism will meet with representatives from the Missouri Broadcasters Association and Missouri Press Association; and
  • Those focusing on trial advocacy will meet with representatives from the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

At 10:10 a.m., the students are scheduled to come together for a joint kickoff ceremony in the House Chamber followed by two mock legislative debates – the student House debate from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and the student Senate debate from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

 

At 12:20 p.m., the closing ceremony is scheduled to begin. Expected speakers include Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge and selected student competitors, as well as a performance by a choir from Lincoln University. The ceremony is scheduled to end at 1 p.m.

 

More information about the Constitution Project and its 2015 competitors is available here.

 

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