To assist schools in commemorating the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is offering "Ask Me What's Great About America," a program for Indiana eighth grade students.
Attorney B. Lee Reberger will speak at North Clay Middle School in Brazil on Thursday about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in an hour-long discussion designed to focus on the tenants of American society.
This is the second year for the program, which has been the recipient of several local and national awards, including the 2003 International Association of Business Communicator's (Indianapolis Chapter) Excellent Performance in Communications Award, the 2003 American Society of Association Executive's Award of Excellence, and the 2003 National Association of Bar Executive's Lexis Nexis Community Outreach Award.
Both lawyers and educators have praised it for its timeliness and appropriateness.
"What better way can an Indiana lawyer commemorate the events of Sept. 11 than by spending some time talking with our school kids, helping them to understand and appreciate the blessings of our constitutional democracy," James Bourne, president of the Indiana State Bar Association, said.
"I think it's a terrific program, thank you for taking the lead on this important day in U.S. history," Ben Hebebrand, principal of Evansville Day School, said.
For more information, visit http://www.inbar.org or contact the ISBA office.