SPCHS Mock Trial Team competes in statewide competition

The St. Patrick Catholic High School Mock Trial team travelled to Jackson this past Friday and Saturday to participate in the annual statewide mock trial competition sponsored by the Mississippi Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar.

Stephen Azar and Cole Reeves acted as lawyers in this year’s competition, while Max Grill, Jasmine Stawarski, and Sawyer Stone served as witnesses. Hayden Miller and Christina Parry served as both lawyers and witnesses. Amelie Million served as the team’s timekeeper. Mr. Eleuterius was the teacher-coach, and Judge Jennifer Schloegel, Jim Reeves, Caroline Hommell, and Aaron Hommell served as attorney-coaches.

In rounds one through four of the competition, Stephen Azar was selected as Most Effective Attorney. Max Grill, Sawyer Stone, and Hayden Miller all received Most Effective Witness awards throughout the competition. Although St. Patrick came short of a victory at this year’s competition, Stephen Azar was selected as second-most effective attorney overall and Hayden Miller was selected as fourth-most effective witness overall. We are proud of the Mock Trial Team!

Mr. Eleuterius, teacher-coach for the mock trial team, said, “Our team performed very well under stressful conditions. I am extremely proud of the team.”

Photos of the event can be viewed here.

Story by Hayden Miller