STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
Ashley Carruth’s humanities class re-enacts Korematsu v. United States, a landmark Supreme Court case over the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II on Thursday afternoon at the La Plata County Courthouse. Carruth says the mock trial was to help the students gain a better understanding of the justice system and to teach them about that period in our history. Students seen in the re-enactment are, from left, Animas High School juniors Brianna Peterson, Brittney Smith, Geoy Fisher, Hunter Swenson and Lacey Meek. Brianna is the daughter of Lisa Crombie and Robert Peterson. Brittney is the daughter of Clarence Smith. Geoy is the son of Penny Fisher and George Pappas. Hunter is the son of Harriet and Steve Swenson, and Lacey is the daughter of Sabrina and Greg Meek.