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Field Trip To Court: Civics Program Takes Students Outside The Classroom

Students from Winton Hills Academy visit the Federal Courthouse as part of the Federal Bar Association's national outreach civics education efforts.

The Federal Bar Association created its national civics outreach program to help educate students about our court systems. Judges and attorneys visit classrooms and talk with students, and students have the opportunity to visit courthouses to observe proceedings and meet with lawyers and judges.

Joining us to discuss civics education is Federal Bar Association National President Kip Bollin; United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio and past Federal Bar Association President, the Hon. Michael J. NewmanRandy Sentman, a Social Studies teacher at Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City, Ohio; and  United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio as the Career Law Clerk Michael Rhinehart.

For teachers who would like to participate in the civics project, please call Michael Rhinehart at 937-512-1640. For more information about the civics program, and to see civics materials teachers will find useful, click here. For information on all outreach efforts by the Federal Bar Association, click here.

*Note: Judge Michael J. Newman is also on the board of Cincinnati Public Radio.