Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Prep Students Go On College Tours!

Two weeks ago Summer Prep students had the opportunity to go on tours at Howard University and University of Maryland: College Park. The day allowed students to be exposed to two different universities and gave them introductory information in planning for and what it takes to get into college. At each school, students had the chance to go on tours to see different elements of college life including residence halls, cafeterias, and classrooms. Ambassadors from each schools provided first-hand knowledge about academic and campus life such as what it’s like having a roommate to what clubs and intramurals are available on campus. Students enjoyed seeing the similarities and differences between the schools. The trip helped them to formulate ideas about what qualities are important to them in thinking about colleges. One highlight from the day was learning about the exciting history of UMCP’s bronze statue of its mascot, Testudo, and rubbing the nose for good luck!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Superior Court Interns Sit Down With the Chief Judge

Seven lucky Thurgood Marshall Academy juniors and seniors have spent their summers as interns at the DC Superior Court. Officials at the court assigned each TMA student her own judge. Since then, our students have been hard at work inside their respective chambers. The group has worked alongside clerks, law students, special counsel, and judges to make sure the court effectively handles its caseload.

This morning, the students had a Q & A session with the Chief Judge of the DC Superior Court, the Honorable Lee Satterfield. The group fielded some tough questions posed by the Chief Judge before challenging him with some of their own.

Rachelle Turner, DeNiyka Short, Tamara Brown, Jazmin Walker, and Toni Best with the Honorable Lee Satterfield, Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Not pictured: Kyia Thompson and Tiona Rollerson

On any given day, our students can be seen sitting in on murder trials, assisting with jury selection and discussing complex legal matters with seasoned law professionals. To get a better look at all of the work they have completed check out our class blog:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another New Show from Warrior Radio!

That's right, Queen and Mickey have another show ready for your listening pleasure. Check it out below

Warrior Radio NEW SHOW!

The Queen and Mickey Show are back with a brand new show. Check it out below