Justice returns to North Country alma mater to speak to students
The current Senior Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Monday told students at his alma mater to aim high and to cherish their time in the classroom.
Now a resident of Manchester, Hicks has also been a frequent public speaker, a fact that he touched on Monday.
Having recently turned 60, with only 10 years left to serve on the Supreme Court before mandatory retirement, Hicks said he also realized his time as a speaker was winding down.
He said being at Colebrook Academy as a student was "an experience I will treasure the rest of my life."
He advised current students against doing drugs and texting while driving and after the talk, said it was great to be back at his old high school and also to be on the high court, a place he reached thanks to what he first learned at CA."I love what I do. It's an extreme honor and in a different way, I represent the North Country like Sen. Woodburn," said Hicks.
"I got one of the best educations I could have gotten" at Colebrook Academy, said Hicks.
Joanne Melanson, who is the principal of Colebrook Academy, a school with 119 students in grades 9-12, said it was an honor to have Hicks come back to talk to students.
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