The Mock Trial team competed in the first of four rounds of the annual Gordon D. Schaber Mock Trial Competition, Feb. 14, losing narrowly to Rio Americano High School.
The team has placed in the top four in the county since 2008.
But this year Mock Trial has only one upperclassman, junior Sydney Jackson, and is composed primarily of freshmen.
“I feel like they’re throwing me into the deep end of a pool and I don’t know how to swim,” said freshman Emma Belliveau, who is both an attorney and a witness.
The team will compete in the second round of the competition on Wednesday, Feb. 20.