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Mock Trial Club celebrates Another Successful Year

The Perrysburg High School Mock Trial Club had another successful year at the District Mock Trial Competition. The club sent three teams to compete against teams from Eastwood High School and R.E.A.C.H., a home-schooled club.

Katie McGivern was named overall outstanding attorney for the district competition and Team High Flyers garnered Overall Outstanding Team. Members of the High Flyers are: Leah Roberts, Katie McGivern, Jack Robinson and Chloe Wegener, attorneys. Students portraying witnesses are: Elizabeth Huff, Olivia Thomas, Aastha Bhavsar and Hanan Sjah, who was awarded the outstanding witness. J. Andy Beck is the bailiff/timekeeper.

Team Bourgeoisie consisted of Michael Rausch, Jack Thompson, Evan Leong and Jerrick Ban, attorneys. Witnesses are Bella Delgado, Anabel Shim, Jordan Barnes and Mia Wegener, who received the outstanding witness award for her trial. Thomas Clark-Phelps was the bailiff/timekeeper.

Finally, Team Concordia included attorneys Raushni Bumrah, Ysabella Aromas, Jack Lamberger and Fionna Lam, who was awarded outstanding attorney, and witnesses Ryan Bisnett and Daniel Miller. This team was the only group who played dual roles. Avery Thompson was the bailiff/timekeeper.

Team High Flyers was named a regional qualifier and advanced to regional competition. There, Chloe Wegener was named outstanding attorney and Aastha Bhavsar and Elizabeth Huff were awarded Outstanding Witness in their team trials. Team High Flyers won both trials and advanced to the state competition held in Columbus, Ohio. Not since 2011 has a team from Perrysburg qualified for state competition. Traveling with the team to Columbus were coaches and legal advisors Kent Reason, Mary Sue Barone and Judge S. Dwight Osterud, Ret. Dr. Beth Rohrbacher teacher/coach led the contingent. Thanks also goes to Ted Kurt, Esq., for his assistance in coaching.

Team High Flyers performed their best trials of the year but did not make the top eight qualifiers. However, the coaches are extremely proud of the High Flyers as well as Team Bourgoisie and Team Concordia.

Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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