Witnesses, seniors ‘shine’ in second round of Mock Trial competitions

Date: Feb. 9

Score: Won 693-494 on defense

Leading scorer: Senior Jaelan Trapp 144/160 points

Opponent: Laguna Creek High School

Coach Wayne Strumpfer’s quote: Our witnesses really shined, and our attorneys showed their knowledge of evidence and the facts of the case. We still have plenty to work on, but we will continue to learn and improve after each round.

Next round: Against Jesuit High School on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse in Dept. 26.

Trial highlights: Judges called Trapp’s closing statement “articulate, amazing and patriotic”; he received 74/80 possible points.  

Inside info from senior Shriya Nadgauda: There was a “weird” feeling in the air before the trial started as the other team was having some last-minute disagreements. That “weirdness” continued for the rest of the trial.

Record: 2-0

By Chardonnay Needler

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