John Still Middle Students Visit Capitol, Courtroom
The Avid class at John Still Middle School recently toured the state Capitol and the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Emily Vasquez, where they observed a trial in progress. During the visit, Judge Vasquez shared her inspirational story with students. A daughter of migrant farm workers, Judge Vasquez grew up in labor camps and working in fields. She eventually graduated from high school in Lodi and went on to attend UC Davis and UC Berkeley. She is pictured with John Still student Katie Heu in her courtroom.