Trinity wins Indiana state mock trial champs — second year in a row

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SOUTH BEND — Step aside for a different March moment, basketball. Students from Trinity School at Greenlawn have won the Indiana State Mock Trial Championship — their second state champs in a row.

Two of Trinity’s mock trial teams had qualified at a regional competition in February, which sent them to the finals March 14-15 in Indianapolis. The Trinity team Legal Dose placed first after competing in multiple rounds of trials on both days. They are sophomores Theo Bradley, Frank Curran, Analiese Joyce, Catherine Judge, Annie Palmer, James Philpott and Marissa Staffelbach and senior Caleb DeLorenzo.

More than 20 teams from 14 high schools across Indiana competed for the state title at the Marion County Community Justice Campus in Indianapolis, an event hosted by the Indiana Bar Foundation.

“The final trial was a masterclass against (the team from Carmel High School),” Trinity parent Leonard DeLorenzo said. “Legal Dose was clinical in trying their case from the plaintiff’s side, thanks to the students’ hard work and the incredible coaching. We are lucky to have great volunteer coaches helping to educate and form our kids, alongside the faculty at Trinity School.”

Adams High School sent three of its own teams. On its Facebook page, it posted that its junior team, Reasonable Doubt, coached by Alex Bowman, placed fourth overall. Its other two teams scored in the top 10. That includes both its senior team, Tonkers Bonkers, coached by Elijah Grammer and John Scanlan, and its sophomore team, Patent Pending, coached by Cheryl Moody and Brandon Rickey.

Several Adams students won individual awards for best attorney and/or best witness for a total of 17 awards.

St. Joseph High School sent a team of freshmen and sophomores, Tactical Toomeys, that placed 16th. Some of its members won individual awards, too.…Read more by Tribune Staff Report

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