Making connections: Konawaena High seniors visit Kona courthouse

  • Konawaena High School students sit in on court proceedings Friday in Kona District Court. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Konawaena High School students sit in on court proceedings Friday in District Court. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Deputy Sheriff Dustin Ballesteros shares his experience with Konawaena High School students Friday at the Keahuolu Courthouse. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Deputy Public Defender Fredrick Macapinlac talks to a group of Konawaena High School students Friday at the Keahuolu Courthouse. (photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Graduating Konawaena High School seniors got a first-hand look at the Keahuolu Courthouse Friday morning as the young adults prepare to end the real world after graduating next month.