Students in the TRiO Upward Bound program at Galveston College on July 3 conducted a U.S. Supreme Court mock trial of the actual and recent case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Galveston attorney, Doryn Glenn, argued for Masterpiece. Galveston College Government Instructor Brad Cox argued for Colorado in the case.

Galveston College Upward Bound, a TRIO program funded through the U.S. Department of Education, is a college preparatory program designed to serve 60 9th- through 12th-grade students at Ball High School.

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education by increasing the academic performance and motivation of participants.

Above, Galveston attorney, Doryn Glenn, presents a case to students in the TRiO Upward Bound program during a mock trial last week at Galveston College.

Below, Galveston College Government Instructor Brad Cox, is pictured with the TRiO Upward Bound students who participated in the U.S. Supreme Court mock trial.