Judge W. Howard LaPorte, Ret. of the first Judicial District of Florida, visited Freeport Middle School on October 24th, as part of the Justice Teaching program. The Justice Teaching Program is a partnership program pairing lawyers and judges with elementary, middle, and high school classes throughout Florida and was created by Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis. FMS students learned about the Bill of Rights under the U.S. Constitution. Judge LaPorte drew on his experience as a Judge and a practicing attorney to teach students their rights under the law and how these rights were developed following the Revolutionary War. Students in Mr. Wilkerson’s 6th Grade classes thoroughly enjoyed his visit and the opportunity to ask him questions. Judge LaPorte has been teaching this program at Freeport Middle School for the last 13 years.
Submitted by Chelsea Ellison