Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (Kansas City, Kans.): The students had a chance to explore the judicial system and it brought what they learned at school, to life.
“Our students were impressed by the number of people that were Bishop Ward alumni that they met throughout the day as well as the difference they are making in our community,” said JPA sponsor Officer Santiago Vasquez.
The students began their day at the Police Headquarters where they met with Major Curtis Nicholson and had a chance to meet with Officer Steve Kopp who gave them an overview on the Crime Scene Investigation Unit.
After visiting the Police Headquarters the students visited the Juvenile District Court of Wyandotte County. They met with District Court Judge Delia York, a Bishop Ward alumna of 1985, for a question and answer forum. Students also had the chance to observe a couple of hearings where Judge York presided.
Finally students visited the office of the WYCO District Attorney. Here the students took a tour of the office where they met with Chief Deputy District Attorney Sheri Lidtke. Lidtke spoke to the students about the structure and functions of District Attorney’s office.
“Bishop Ward has such a strong tradition in this community and I am a strong supporter of this program not only because of what it teaches and shows our students, but also the chance it gives them to see the great things graduates of our school are doing in our community,” said Bishop Ward President, Fr. Thomas Schrader, O. Carm.