Hudson ’21 Appointed Judge for Statewide Judicial Competition

Indian Springs sophomore Jordyn Hudson ’21 was one of only 24 high school students statewide to earn the honor of serving as a judge in Alabama’s 2018 YMCA Youth Judicial competition, held November 3-5 at the Montgomery Federal Courthouse.

Hudson, a three-year member of Springs’ Mock Trial Team, was appointed to the position through a competitive application process requiring letters of recommendation from her teachers and peers. She attended multiple training sessions with professional judges and attorneys in preparation for the competition, where she presided over six trials.

“While I missed the camaraderie and competition involved with being a lawyer on our Mock Trial Team, I learned so much from the training involved and seeing a trial from a judge’s perspective,” says Hudson. “Fairness and respect are always important whether in or out of the courtroom. I’m extremely grateful for the experience.”

Hudson was also recently invited to represent Springs in the Youth Leadership Forum, which introduces Birmingham-area sophomores and juniors to community needs, problems, resources, and opportunities, and encourages them to get involved in community affairs.

“Jordyn has demonstrated incredible independence and initiative,” says Mock Trial advisor D’Anthony Allen. “I am so impressed by what she has accomplished at such a young age.”

During her time at Indian Springs, she has served as a Student Ambassador, a Class Representative, and a member of Student Judiciary. She also participates in Springs’ Concert Choir, Black Student Alliance, Gender Equality Club, and Young Democrats Club.

Congratulations on your many accomplishments, Jordyn!

Congratulations also to Springs senior Lisa Hobdy '19, who was selected to serve as a bailiff in the competition!