All three TTA American Government classes were honored to have a real-life civics lesson on October 30. Federal Court Judge Jack Zouhary spoke to the students about the federal court system, and he hit a home run with all of them. Perhaps Judge Zouhary missed his calling. He could also have been a great teacher. The kids loved his easy-going style and down-to-earth presentation.

Our government students have been studying the judicial system, starting with the lower federal district courts and ending with SCOTUS. Judge Zouhary really brought it home when he reaffirmed everything they have been taught. It's one thing to hear it from the teacher or to read it in a textbook, but Judge Zouhary shared his knowledge of the court system by quizzing the students as he made his presentation. Thankfully, they were able to show-off their acquired knowledge, and that impressed him.

He allowed time for students to ask questions, and they came through with a myriad of great queries, which he thoughtfully and graciously answered. The hour flew by, and students wished it could have been longer. On a side note, Judge Zouhary is a DeVilbiss alumnus, and he thoroughly enjoyed a tour of his old Alma Mater after the presentation.