El Dorado High School (EDHS) ED Law Academy junior, Lia Mimun, has been invited to attend the American Bar Association’s National Civics and Law Academy, a four-day institute in Washington, D.C.
According to the American Bar Association’s website, the academy “provides a select group of students from diverse communities with an opportunity to spend four days focused on understanding the relationship that law, policies, people and institutions have in shaping public policy in our country [through]: access to leaders in law and government in Washington, D.C. in a small group setting, opportunities to participate in public policy discussions through seminars and workshops, knowledge of the pathways available to pursue a legal education and law-related career, [and] interaction with peers from throughout the country.”
Notably, only 20-25 students nationwide each year are chosen to attend this academy!
Additionally, Lia has been selected as the Ruthe Ashley Award recipient. This award is presented to just one California student each year by the ABA’s Public Education Committee chairwoman, which will provide Lia with a scholarship to fully cover her academy attendance costs.
“On the Golden Hawks’ campus, Lia is a member of ED LAW, Mock Trial, Jazz I, and Vocal Ensemble,” shared teacher and ED Law Coordinator, Sunshine Cavalluzzi. “She’s presently in four AP courses and has an overall 4.13 academic GPA.”
Keep up the good work, Lia!