Mock Trial Team Advances to Regional Competition

Countless hours of preparation paid off as the mock trial team recently participated in the regional competition. This was the first time in two years the team qualified for the regional contest.

“Seeing the students grow in confidence and knowledge of both the law in general and this specific case has been incredibly rewarding,” said team moderator Beth Marshall.

The team met before school and during days off to prepare for their competitions. In January, the group competed at the district level at the Montgomery County Courthouse. The team defeated Centerville and Alter to advance to the regional competition.

At the district level, four team members received individual awards:

  • Best Attorney - Ellie Reeves '20
  • Best Attorney - Kate Schinaman '21
  • Best Witness - Jack Huffman '20
  • Best Witness - Kelsey Roach '21

During the regional competition, Roach won best witness in the first trial, and in the second trial, Anneliese Fisher ‘19 won best witness while Schinaman won best attorney.

“The students' performances at the competitions were so impressive,” Marshall shared. “Our team is pretty young and we are looking forward to next year!”

Posted February 21, 2019