Students from around the area were able to get an up close look at local government Thursday during the 58th edition of Elks Law Day. Students from high schools in Effingham County, including Effingham, St. Anthony, Teutopolis, Beecher City, and Dieterich, participated in the day-long event.
Students from the City schools participated in a mock City Council meeting (seen above) to begin their day. During the mock meeting participants were assigned the role of various public officials. Students also toured the State Police Firing Range, and the City’s Fire Department and Water Treatment Plant.
Students from Effingham County schools began their day at the County Government Center. They met with Judge Kimberly Koester, who taught the students about county court proceedings. This was followed by a tour of the County Jail and a fire arms and range safety class. Students then completed their day by job shadowing Effingham County elected office holders.