Judge Hartsfield and Wake Forest Law students visit rec center

Judge Hartsfield and Wake Forest Law students visit rec center
October 19
00:00 2017

By Timothy Ramsey and Ben Piggott

On Oct. 5, District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield along with Wake Forest University Law (WFUL) students came to the Carl H. Russell Sr. Community Center to speak to the children there.

Hartsfield and the WFUL students spoke with 40 students about the importance of attending school, how to address police officers when you are stopped, your rights as a citizen, the right and wrong ways to use cell phones and how the WFUL students were inspired to go to the university upon graduation from high school.

According to Ben Piggott, center director, Hartsfield enjoyed sharing this important information to the students about respecting themselves and others.  She wanted to let them know how that can bring positive rewards toward having a successful life.

Other individuals attending the center on that day were Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks District Supervisor Gary Lash, Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Commissioner Sean Hawkins, Recreation Leader Brian Leak along with the Carl H. Russell Sr. Sittercise Class.

The students from the Carl H. Russell Sr. Learning Center and Carver High School were treated at the end of the discussion with pizza and sweet treats from Hartsfield and the WFUL students.

“I would like to thank Judge Denise Hartsfield and the Wake Forest University Law Students for coming,” said Piggott.  “This is a great program in the history of the Carl Russell Center.”

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