2017-11-23 / News

Class tours capitol, takes part in mock trial

By W-WCHS STUDENTS
in Business Communications


W-WCHS Legal Environment to Business class members touring the Georgia State Capitol included (front, l-r) MaKiah Tanner, Amiya Ware, Ishemia Glenn, Omar Scott, Cassie White, (back) D’Mytri Wiggs, De’Kondria Hawes, Kelechi Onuigbo, Johnathan Ramirez, Bryan Lara, Johnnie Gilliam, Nathan Latty, Kierra Huff, Yamille Adams, Breanna Cullars, and Lexi Lowe. W-WCHS Legal Environment to Business class members touring the Georgia State Capitol included (front, l-r) MaKiah Tanner, Amiya Ware, Ishemia Glenn, Omar Scott, Cassie White, (back) D’Mytri Wiggs, De’Kondria Hawes, Kelechi Onuigbo, Johnathan Ramirez, Bryan Lara, Johnnie Gilliam, Nathan Latty, Kierra Huff, Yamille Adams, Breanna Cullars, and Lexi Lowe. The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High school Legal Environment of Business class toured the Georgia Capitol and Georgia Supreme Court on October 18.

“The State Capital and Supreme Court tours bring to life what the students had studied in the classroom,” said Lise Kalla, teacher of the Legal Environment of Business class.

At the capitol the students signed the governor’s guest book and entered the Senate balcony. At the Supreme Court the students had an audience with Justice Britt Grant, who encouraged the students to take risks to achieve success. The students participated in a mock trial in the court room.


Participating in a mock trial at the Georgia Supreme Court were (l-r) Yamille Adams, MaKiah Tanner, Omar Scott, D’Mytri Wiggs, Amiaya Ware, Ishemia Glenn, and Nathan Latty. Participating in a mock trial at the Georgia Supreme Court were (l-r) Yamille Adams, MaKiah Tanner, Omar Scott, D’Mytri Wiggs, Amiaya Ware, Ishemia Glenn, and Nathan Latty. Legal Environment to Business class member Amiaya Ware said, “This [trip] allowed me to learn more about Georgia’s history and to have a hands-on experience. I enjoyed it and would like to experience this again one day!”

According to the Georgia De- partment of Education, the Legal Environment to Business class addresses statues and regulations affecting business, families, and individuals. Students in the class gain knowledge about business law as they will eventually assume roles as citizens, workers, and consumers in their communities and society. The class concentrates on legal aspects of business ownership and management such as court procedures, contracts, torts, and the role of the government. The class not only gains this knowledge but also applies it to situations, such as the mock trial experienced on this field trip.

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