Students learn firsthand about the legal system through a career academy opportunity sponsored by the Davidson County Historical Museum.
When Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy freshman Brianna Leahy visited the museum which is located in the Old Davidson County Court House, she experienced a field trip she will never forget because she saw first had how the court system operates and h9w it has grown.
“Even though I can learn a lot from reading, I learn more through experience,” Leahy said. “I learned a lot about the history of Davidson County. Getting to see the different historic things is so cool. I’m happy.”
As part of a civics and economics class, the museum gave 80 students from the academy a chance to view court proceedings and speak with law officials about what they do in the court system.
“It’s been so real. We saw trials (Thursday). It was very interesting to talk about,” said freshman Rebekah Degner, who is considering being a lawyer.