CHS Youth Court Presents at 66th Annual Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies Conference
On Friday, Oct. 18, 17 CHS students modeled the processes of Cheltenham’s Youth Court and participated in a Q&A with educational leaders from around the commonwealth at the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies in Harrisburg. Cheltenham’s Youth Court has been invited to participate in the conference for two consecutive years, and is a high school Social Studies elective that aims to build a stronger school culture by providing avenues for the successful use of restorative practices.
Under the continued leadership of high school Social Studies teacher Jen Pollack, who is also a member of the Joint State Government Commission for Youth Court, CHS students presented an excellent mock trial and successfully fielded questions from the conference participants.
Special recognition goes out to seniors Tyree Pleasant (Respondent), Linda Lo (Jury Foreperson) and juniors Nyla Cureton (Youth Advocate), Temitope Kuyinu (Judge), and Ozioma Ottih (Bailiff). This year’s group of Youth Court participants will complete their training in the next two weeks and begin hearing cases at the beginning of the second marking period.