Junior High Mock Trial Team Wins 9th State Championship!

Junior High Mock Trial Team Wins 9th State Championship!

Junior High Mock Trial Team Wins 9th State Championship!

The American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus, Junior High Mock Trial team triumphed in the state championship for the ninth consecutive year! Competing at this prestigious event were students from grades 7 and 8, showcasing their remarkable understanding of the legal system and their exceptional skills in simulated courtroom proceedings.

Junior High Mock Trial Team Wins 9th State Championship!

The team was expertly coached by the Honorable Francis Viamontes and Attorney Melisa McNeil, Chief of the Homicide Unit at the Law Offices of the Public Defender. Their guidance and mentorship played a crucial role in the team's success, helping the students hone their critical thinking, public speaking, and legal reasoning skills.

Middle School Mock Trial Team Members:

- Roma Agarwal
- Cristina Alvarez
- Adysen Barrocas
- Isabella Benton
- Melody Cheng
- Olivia Chung
- Jack Clayman
- Oliver Clayman
- Saphara Kelegama
- Jacob Mendelson
- Jade Pollack
- Raghav Raman
- Mathis Rothschild

The annual state-wide middle school mock trial competition provides an invaluable opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the legal process, courts, and jury system through an experiential classroom activity. This program is designed to increase student understanding of the legal system, generate interest in law-related careers, and improve civic literacy skills. The competition aligns with the middle school civics benchmarks, ensuring that participants gain a comprehensive educational experience.

This year's team demonstrated exceptional dedication and talent, which was evident in their impressive performances throughout the competition. Their ability to seamlessly transition between roles and their deep understanding of legal principles were key factors in securing their victory.

Congratulations to all the team members for their outstanding achievement and for continuing the legacy of excellence in the Mock Trial program at American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus!