WHAT IS MOCK TRIAL?
The Mock Trial Program is an exciting law-related educational program that introduces high school students (grades 9-12) to the American legal system. Mock trials are structured like "real" court trials and follow the same rules. The program pairs students with mentors from the legal community. Through one-on-one interactions with attorney coaches, a student's understanding of the law is greatly enhanced.
BENEFITS OF MOCK TRIAL?
The Mock Trial provides an opportunity for personal growth and achievement. Through role-playing, students gain an understanding of our judicial system--what roles judges, lawyers, juries and witnesses play in the system. Additionally, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills and a working knowledge of our legal practices and procedures. 2006 Seaside High School graduate Elizabeth Wolcott says “Mock Trial was one of the coolest things I got to do in high school, because it was an activity outside of class that helped me develop my speaking and team management skills, which were invaluable to me in college.”
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Congratulations to the 2019 Monterey County Mock Trial winners - Carmel High School!
Coming in close behind them in 2nd place was Pacific Grove High School, and in 3rd place Palma High School.
A job well done to all of the teams who participated this year which also included students from Alvarez, Gonzales, Santa Catalina, and Stevenson High Schools.
1st Place: Kylie Yeatman, Carmel High
2nd Place: Jenna Stallcup, Carmel High
1st Place: Jeyri Leon – Alvarez
2nd Place: Athena Foster Brazil – Carmel
3rd Place: Amaya Gomez – Carmel
Outstanding Performance Awards
Outstanding Prosecution Pretrial Motion Attorney:
Sergio Gonzales, Alvarez
Ian Duffy, Stevenson
Outstanding Prosecution Attorney:
Pablo Mendoza, Gonzales
Marco Pezzini, Palma
Outstanding Prosecution Witness:
Andy Ottone, Palma
Caroline Bulkley-Armas, Santa Catalina
Outstanding Defense Pretrial Motion Attorney:
yler Armstrong, Carmel
Adrian Jin, Stevenson
Outstanding Defense Attorney:
Camryn Wood, Pacific Grove
Miles Prekoski, Carmel
Outstanding Defense Witness:
Angela Rodriguez, Gonzales
Cailin Templeman, Santa Catalina
Juliana Poppe, Carmel
Yume Bishop, Pacific Grove
Jenna Garcia, Carmel
Megan Miller, Pacific Grove
Special Thanks to:
and all of the teacher and attorney coaches, attorney scorers and judges that make this event possible.
"This was my second full year of coaching Mock Trial and once again I was reminded of the invaluable ways that this program enriches the academic experiences offered in high school. As an English teacher, I especially appreciate the ways that the program addresses learning objectives in my subject area. The students learn to write and respond to arguments, as well as speak eloquently with poise and confidence. What more could a teacher ask for?"
- Larry Haggquist, Mock Trial Teacher Coach