CA students also took home numerous individual awards. Anthony Fucarino, Eric Bear, and Eliza Ducnuigeen earned special recognition as Best Witnesses. Caroline Koclanes, Sloane Murphy, Jacqueline Patel, and Ady Richards won awards as Best Attorneys. Notably, CA students won half of the individual awards. CA’s teams benefit from several parent volunteers who serve as coaches, and from a nearly decade of school support through faculty sponsor and Upper School history teacher Luis Terrazas.
“As I watched these teams in action,” says Upper School Principal Dr. Jon Vogels, “I know that one of the many takeaways for students is that Mock Trial presents an authentic learning situation where participants have to think quickly on their feet. Those learning aspects will hold them in good stead in all sorts of endeavors in their lives.”
This year’s fictitious Mock Trial case, titled, “Kyle Roberts vs. Productions of THC, Inc.” was a wrongful death claim based on an accident that followed the ingestion of erroneously packaged and labeled marijuana edibles. The case was written by Hon. John W. Madden IV and Porya Mansorian.