Lake Career and Technical College Law Enforcement student Sydney Coffey was awarded the top student attorney in Trial Advocacy for the statewide Constitution Project.  
Sydney is a junior at Camdenton High School and is the daughter of Michael and Sherrie Coffey.  
LCTC Law Enforcement instructor, Chris Edgar stated, “Sydney has immediately risen to the top of the class as a Lieutenant and has become one of the strongest leaders I have seen.  She has distinguished herself as a bright, inquisitive, energetic scholar and leader who is always thinking outside the box.”
In a press release from the Supreme Court of Missouri, it was stated, “The Supreme Court of Missouri has recognized the winners of the 2017 statewide finals of Missouri’s Constitution Project, an intensive, experiential competition in which high school students gain experience in the fields of journalism, crime scene investigation and trial advocacy. Individuals from twelve schools earned awards in this statewide competition, now in its fifth year, that is sponsored by the Court’s civic education committee.”
“I am opportunistic about the future of our state and our country because it is apparent, based on these students participation, that they understand the importance of protecting our constitutional rights," said Supreme Court of Missouri Chief Justice Zel Fischer.”
The Constitution Project consists of an all-day competition for students who advanced from regional competitions to compete in the finals which were held in Jefferson City.