Thirty-four students from Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School recently participated in the Youth Judicial program sponsored by the YMCA. Students from around the state spent three days in downtown Montgomery reenacting actual court cases, participating in all parts of the judicial process, serving as judges, bailiffs, prosecution and defense lawyer teams, and as jurors. Each of the Montgomery Catholic teams were coached by Montgomery attorneys some with Montgomery Catholic roots: Deanie (Clark) Allen ’62, Laurel Crawford ‘ 02, Richard Dean ’78, Joe Rech,and Jacquelyn Tomlinson.
Two students both juniors from Montgomery Catholic, Cheyenne Hayes and James Sadie were named judges, and Evan Miles acted as bailiff for Judge Sadie. One of the Montgomery Catholic teams consisting of Audrey Kim, Henry Petters, Chloe Newell, Carson Scott, Matthew Taylor, Coleman Schmidt, and Daniel Reeves placed in the top 10.
With the success of Youth Judicial, Montgomery Catholic is looking forward to participating in YMCA’s Youth Legislature in 2016.
Haely McBeal, a Sophomore, Honor student and President’s List Recipient