Coached by faculty and parent attorney mentors, Mock Trial students prepare to prosecute and defend a single case, serving as pretrial counsel, trial attorneys, witnesses, defendant, court clerk, reporter, bailiff, and artists. Students compete against area teams in six rounds of simulated trial at the Gordon D. Schaber courthouse. Auditions held in August.
Congratulations to our Mock Trial team for an excellent season! The team placed 8th in the Gordon D. Schaber Competition this weekend. A special congratulations to the following students who received top marks over the course of the competition:
Hannah Smith – Outstanding Pretrial Defense award
Leslie Young – Gordon D. Schaber Outstanding Attorney award
Elizabeth Griffin – Mock Trial Team MVP award
Congratulations to the St. Francis Mock Trial team for their win in Round 2 of the Mock Trial competition. The defense team was able to successfully defend their client, Evan Shem, leading to an acquittal.
A special congratulations is also presented to Frances Barbour and Kayla Hall who won the MVP awards for their rounds respectively.
The competition continues on Monday, February 23rd.
Constitutional Rights Foundation annually creates and produces a new set of Mock Trial materials based on an important issue facing America’s youth. The materials include a hypothetical criminal case (including summaries of case law, witness statements, official exhibits, and simplified rules of evidence), lesson plans on the central issues in the case, and competition rules and guidelines.