Order in the Court

Mock Trial team celebrates successful season


Seyara Wanigarathne, Features Editor

Hoover High School’s Mock Trial team recently accomplished the goal of making it to the Ohio Council Law-Related Education’s [OCLRE] regional tournament after a successful run at the OCLRE district tournament in January.
Mock Trial adviser Mr. Casey Clark explained that in order to make it this far, both sections of the team had to separately win their case.
“I was really surprised they both won,” he said. “To have an entire team that pulls together and wins was impressive, I don’t think it’s ever happened before at Hoover.”

Clark also explained how he feels about the team accomplishing something so big together.
“To me, I think it’s a good motivator to do well,” he said. “We don’t go to regionals every year. It’s hard to make it this far. Now our younger members can watch our veterans and get a good look at what Mock Trial is all about.”
Mock Trial captain Kate Jeffries explained what it means to her.
“I love the feeling of personal accomplishment that comes with Mock Trial when you finish a trial and get to feel the accumulation of your hard work,” she said. “I also love how it helps build public speaking and critical thinking skills.”
Jeffries explained how this accomplishment impacted the team.
“I don’t think any of us imagined we’d make it this far,” she said. “Making it to regionals has been a wonderful way to improve our dynamic as a team because of the mutual feeling of success and the motivation to work hard and do well at the regional competition.”