- U.S. District Court Chief Judge Goodwin presents the winner’s plaque to the students from Herbert Hoover High School, with their teachers, Debi O’Dell and Dennie Duncan, for the We, the People program.
WE, THE PEOPLE PROGRAM
After regional and statewide competitions, the Herbert Hoover High School team from Kanawha County was selected to be West Virginia’s representative in the We, the People national event in Washington, DC, in April. This program is an excellent opportunity for high school students to learn about constitutional rights and responsibilities and then discuss these issues before panels of judges. A large majority of the more than 35 persons who judged the competition this year were lawyers and members of the state’s judiciary. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Joseph Goodwin and WV Secretary of Education and the Arts Kay Goodwin made presentations to the students and their teachers during the final event.
BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS
Twenty individuals will be honored as Bar Foundation Fellows during the 12th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston. Fellows are those lawyers and members of the judiciary whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession. The black tie optional reception and dinner begins at 6:30 PM and the cost is $75 person or $750 for a table of ten persons. Please contact Tom Tinder (304-343-9823 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to make reservations.
The 2010 Bar Foundation Fellows class members are:
The Honorable Gary Johnson-Summersville
Dean Joyce McConnell-Morgantown
Robert Minto-Missoula, Montana
Kathy Santa Barbara-Martinsburg
The Honorable Thomas Steptoe-Charles Town
William D. Wilmoth-Wheeling