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Do award-receiving schools receive a visit from the Chief Justice?

The Chief Justice visits schools of Excellence. Schools of Distinction and Merit receive visits from judges in their community.

In 2021 and 2022, visits to campus events were canceled due to the uncertainty and unpredictable nature of public health directives. 

This year, the Award of Excellence will be presented in September by Chief Justice-Elect Patricia Guerrero. This will give schools time to organize celebrations during Constitution Month, and around Constitution Day (September 17).

Schools awarded at the levels of Distinction and Merit may choose when the visit is made. Award program staff will help awarded schools connect with local judicial officers.