Justice Steve Gonzalez speaks to Pasco schools

PASCO - Washington Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez was in the Tri Cities today, stressing the importance of higher education to Pasco high-schoolers. Justice Gonzalez discussed his early life, race, and present career.

He made presentations to both Pasco and Chiawana High Schools. Handfuls of students asked questions.

And the Justice tells KEPR it was a pleasure to emphasize the students' potential.

"To know that the future is theirs - they're going to be the decision makers soon, and that from where they are to where I am is not so far as it seems," said Washington Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez.

And Justice Gonzalez tops off his visit with a tree-lighting in downtown Pasco Friday night.