Lafayette County Youth Court inducts new members
Nearly 50 people watched as 18 new members of the Lafayette County Youth Court were inducted Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Lafayette County Courthouse, in Lexington.
All school districts in Lafayette County were represented on the slate of newly inducted members. The youth volunteers representing Concordia High School are sophomore Kaleigh Benson and senior Peyton Moore.
The youth volunteers completed a four-week training course in June, administered by youth court staff, which culminated with the passing of the “mini” bar exam. The youth learned about their role as volunteers, case preparation, courtroom procedure, and other aspects of the justice system.
New members took the oath from Missouri’s 15th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Dennis A. Rolf. (Contributed image)