Ohio Mock Trial 2015-PHS Quarterfinalists
I am very proud to have worked with these incredible young women. 325 teams started the Ohio Mock Trial Competition this year, and Portsmouth High School Team Blue went on to become one of the Top 8 in the State. I couldn’t have asked for more from them and it was an honor to serve as one of their legal advisors alongside Maggie Apel-Miller, and George L. Davis, IV this year. Teacher advisors Amy Keating and Tracy Campbell make their success possible and it was a great several months working with all of them this year.
I’m exceedingly proud of the Portsmouth High School Mock Trial Teams I have the pleasure of coaching as a Legal Advisor. One of our two teams will be competing in the State Competition tomorrow in Columbus, Ohio. Our team is one of 32 teams competing in the State March 12th and 13th, 2015. Our other team didn’t advance past the District competition, but did a phenomenal job and I have to credit both teams for the overall success.
2015 Portsmouth Mock Trial Team Blue
Having competed in the Ohio Mock Trial program myself a REALLY long time ago, I can say it provides invaluable lessons and skills to high schoolers whether they seek a law school education or otherwise. I marvel at how advanced these kids can take their arguments their skills.
2015 Portsmouth Mock Trial Plaintiff Side Team Red
I’m proud to be part of the established tradition at Portsmouth High School with our Mock Trial Program. This year marks our 3rd appearance at the State level in the last 4 years. One of my fellow legal advisors was once one of my students many years ago, and my daughter competed for the first time on our second team this year. It’s amazing to me that this program has impacted at least 3 generations now in my life.
Good luck to the Portsmouth Mock Trial team. I know you’re going to make us proud.