Published : Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | 4:07 PM
In an effort to help teenagers become more aware of their rights and responsibilities under the laws of California and the United States, The Hillside School asked Deputy District Attorney, Debra Archuleta, to make an informational presentation to students around the concepts of the United States Constitution.
Archuleta suggested to students that the concepts go as far back as the Magna Carta which was brought to American colonies from England. Archuleta explained the basic principles that govern freedom in the United States, and the responsibility of respecting those freedoms in other people living in the United States. Very fitting given the recent celebration of Independence Day.
After giving some examples of Constitutional amendments that expanded certain rights and freedoms, Archuleta led into a discussion of the process of the court system including recent cases decided by the United States Supreme Court. Archuleta knows firsthand the process to becoming a Judge, as she is currently running for a position as Superior Court Judge.
Ending her presentation, Archuleta discussed current situations that teens need to be aware of to stay out of trouble. Some of these included social media, downloading and/or forwarding music and pictures, teenage driving and teenage parties.
Students expressed their appreciation.
For further information regarding this article, the presentation, or The Hillside School, please call the school at (818) 790-3044.