Hermon students get educational experience in Bangor courtroom

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - As the Congressional election lawsuit proceedings continue some Hermon students got a front-row seat to the action Wednesday.

About 50 Hermon high schoolers were in the courtroom.

Social studies teacher Jesse Hargrove says what better way for the students to learn about this than to actually be there while it was happening.

The group was there for the entire hearing which took several hours with the students staying engaged in the proceedings.

"Often times in social studies we think about history and not how history is being made and so this was a historical moment, so it was really a great opportunity for the students to be involved in history in the making," said Hargrove.

"Other states have been paying attention to the small town of Bangor, Maine, so it's pretty cool," said Andrew Levasseur, a junior.

"I think it was a really cool opportunity because this was history in the making right now and like people always wish that they had been somewhere else to see something but there are other people in the future who would have wanted to be here. I'm just glad that could've been me," said Josh Lovejoy, a junior.

Students who were in the courtroom were from different Hermon High School social studies classes. Honor students attended, too.