Local High Schools Participate in Informed Voters Workshop

Local High Schools Participate in Informed Voters Workshop

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit hosted “Informed Voters Workshop for Tomorrow’s Leaders,” for more than 100 Broward County public high school debate students. The day-long event was organized as part of the national Informed Voters Project, a non-partisan program developed to educate the public about the constitutional role of the judicial branch.
The high schoolers had the opportunity to interact with and learn from sitting judges about the importance of an impartial and fair judiciary, the difference between the judicial selection and election processes, and how candidates for the bench should be evaluated. Breakout sessions included Judicial Jeopardy, Judicial Bingo, and a Q&A roundtable discussion. Students representing Blanche Ely High School, Cypress Bay High School, Deerfield Beach High School, Everglades High School, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Miramar High School, Northeast High School, Piper High School and Stranahan High School participated.
Many thanks to the judges who volunteered to participate, as well as to the organizers of the event, including the Broward County School Board and Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association with the Caribbean Bar Association, T.J. Reddick Bar Association and Hispanic Vote.