Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Kelly Brewer helps student Levi Kirby into his judge’s robes before the class begins its mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Kelly Brewer helps student Levi Kirby into his judge’s robes before the class begins its mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Photo: The youth court of Whoville

Right: Kelly Brewer’s second grade class at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School took over the courtroom for the morning to put on a mock sentencing hearing for “Arthur T. Grinch,” based on Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday in Kenai. Riley Smith, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, makes a face during a witness’s statement during the trial. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and went through the full process of a hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Riley Smith, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, makes a face during a witness’s statement during the class’s mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch,” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Riley Smith, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, makes a face during a witness’s statement during the class’s mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch,” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Koebrien Lazenby, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, reads from his list of questions for a witness during the class’s mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Koebrien Lazenby, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, reads from his list of questions for a witness during the class’s mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

River Kruzick, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, prepares to answer a question during his testimony as “Arthur T. Grinch” during the class’s mock trial based on Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

River Kruzick, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, prepares to answer a question during his testimony as “Arthur T. Grinch” during the class’s mock trial based on Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

James Jensen, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, makes a face as one of his co-attorneys in the defense of “Arthur T. Grinch” asks a question during the class’s mock trial based on Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

James Jensen, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, makes a face as one of his co-attorneys in the defense of “Arthur T. Grinch” asks a question during the class’s mock trial based on Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

James Hartness, a second grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, playing the character of “Max,” listens during a witness’s testimony during the class’s mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch,” based on Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

James Hartness, a second grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, playing the character of “Max,” listens during a witness’s testimony during the class’s mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch,” based on Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Kelly Brewer helps student Levi Kirby into his judge’s robes before the class begins its mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday in Kenai. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Kelly Brewer helps student Levi Kirby into his judge’s robes before the class begins its mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday in Kenai. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Riley Smith, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, makes a face during a witness’s statement during the class’s mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch,” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday in Kenai. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Riley Smith, a second-grader at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, makes a face during a witness’s statement during the class’s mock trial of “Arthur T. Grinch,” based on the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday in Kenai. The class has been studying civics and learning about the court process and put on a mock sentencing hearing, complete with witnesses and a jury composed of students’ parents and K-Beach Elementary Principal Nate Crabtree. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

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