SYCAMORE- With the upcoming election, Justice Robert Cupp offered some insight to Mohwak High School seniors Tuesday, discussing his job and daily experiences in government.
The event was hosted by seniors Patti Concepcion and Tyler Krupp. Both students are part of the Kenyon College Academic Partnership in Political Science.
"Having someone here with experience in government is a cool experience," Concepcion said.
Ohio Supreme Court Jusitice Robert Cupp (right) speaks to Mohawk High School seniors.
"It allows for students to get a more hands-on feel," she said.
Cupp, a native of Allen County, has served on the Ohio Supreme Court for six years. He has more than 30 years experience in the legal field, including more than 25 years practicing privately in Lima.
In his career, Cupp also has served in the State Senate and is seeking to remain on the Ohio Supreme Court this November.
Early on, Cupp was interested in politics, stressing that a former teacher pushed him toward a political career.
Cupp gave examples of types of cases that the Ohio Supreme Court hears. He also discussed the Ohio Court system along with individual rights and rules of the law.
He emphasized that people shouldn't let a small-town background hold them back.
"If you are willing to work at whatever you want to do, go for it," Cupp said. "Everybody can make an impact, just get involved."