Oxford High Students Hold a Mock Trial at the Oxford Police Department Municipal Court


12TH Grade High school government students from Oxford High School got to learn firsthand what it takes to keep the government running smoothly. Oxford Seniors shadowed local government officials to get a glimpse of life as a public servant. One of the places students and their officials met at was the Oxford Police Department Municipal Court. The students worked in respective offices. Oxford High School Assistant Principal Phillip Mitchell says the adults were charged with describing an average day communicating their job responsibilities, outlining the chain of command, and giving a tour of the facility and involving the student in daily activities. Mitchell says he appreciates the school system for giving the students this kind of opportunity. Participants say the way to develop informed citizenry is by the study and the power of example of professionals around us just as they’ve been experiencing in this program today. Senior Magen Bentley worked as the City Clerk. Senior Ethan Simmons says today was a refreshing change of pace from what he usually does in school and says he learned most about the process of government sitting in as the City Judge. Participants say they learned more about the top qualities role models and city leaders must possess to help their city run successfully.

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