Students from 16 Missouri high schools set to compete in the 2015 Constitution Project will kick off the program and take part in orientation on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.
The competition, set to take place in regional and championship rounds during the fall semester, gives students a mock crime scene to investigate, report about and eventually try in a mock trial, all under the mentorship of local professionals in the fields of crime scene investigation, journalism and trial advocacy.
Following orientation in the respective competition categories on Tuesday morning, students will come together for a joint ceremony in the House Chamber followed by two mock legislative debates – the student House debate and the student Senate debate.
Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge and selected student competitors will speak at the closing ceremony. Click here to view the schedule of the 2015 Constitution Project competition.
For more information about the Constitution Project, visit the Supreme Court of Missouri Committee on Civic Education’s website.