Photo: Their day in court

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Photo: Their day in court

Animas High School students TJ Ehlers, left, Harley Farkas, center, and Amaya Holiday, members of the defense team, plead their case Thursday during a mock trial from the book Things Fall Apart in the La Plata County Courthouse. The trial, with 39 students participating, turns the plot of the book by Chinua Achebe into a court case. “The exhibition is a chance for the students to demonstrate their knowledge of what they have learned this year,” said Ally Johnson, who teaches sophomore humanities.
Judge James Yeager, 15, listens to testimony along with his Animas High School teacher Ally Johnson on Thursday during a mock trial from the book Things Fall Apart in the La Plata County Courthouse. The trial turns the plot of the book by Chinua Achebe into a court case. “The exhibition is a chance for the students to demonstrate their knowledge of what they have learned this year,” said Johnson.
Animas High School students hold a mock trial from the book Things Fall Apart in the La Plata County Courthouse. The trial turns the plot of the book by Chinua Achebe into a court case. “The exhibition is a chance for the students to demonstrate their knowledge of what they have learned this year,” said Johnson, a sophomore humanities teacher.
Judge James Yeager, 15, an Animas High School student, listens to testimony on Thursday during a mock trial in the La Plata County Courthouse. The trial turns the plot of the book Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, into a court case.

Photo: Their day in court

Animas High School students TJ Ehlers, left, Harley Farkas, center, and Amaya Holiday, members of the defense team, plead their case Thursday during a mock trial from the book Things Fall Apart in the La Plata County Courthouse. The trial, with 39 students participating, turns the plot of the book by Chinua Achebe into a court case. “The exhibition is a chance for the students to demonstrate their knowledge of what they have learned this year,” said Ally Johnson, who teaches sophomore humanities.
Judge James Yeager, 15, listens to testimony along with his Animas High School teacher Ally Johnson on Thursday during a mock trial from the book Things Fall Apart in the La Plata County Courthouse. The trial turns the plot of the book by Chinua Achebe into a court case. “The exhibition is a chance for the students to demonstrate their knowledge of what they have learned this year,” said Johnson.
Animas High School students hold a mock trial from the book Things Fall Apart in the La Plata County Courthouse. The trial turns the plot of the book by Chinua Achebe into a court case. “The exhibition is a chance for the students to demonstrate their knowledge of what they have learned this year,” said Johnson, a sophomore humanities teacher.
Judge James Yeager, 15, an Animas High School student, listens to testimony on Thursday during a mock trial in the La Plata County Courthouse. The trial turns the plot of the book Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, into a court case.
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