Congratulations to Riverside County's Murrieta Valley High School Mock Trial Team of 2012 - Elite Eight Bound!
MVHS's Mock Trial team finished in the top eight teams out of twentyeight teams in the league this year, as of last Saturday, February 25, 2012. MVHS also received an individual award for the portrayal of the role, "Sasha Fain."
As to "What is mock trial for high school," please see my blog post. The students put on a full criminal trial, with students playing all parts: attorneys, defendant, witnesses, bailiff, timekeeper. Most teams have attorney coaches. The students take Mock Trial as a class period at school and, in addition, log unbelievable amounts of time outside of class working on their respective roles.
The "Elite Eight" now start a single elimination bracket playoff, with all eight teams competing in 4 matches this coming Wednesday night, February 29th, at the Riverside County courthouse. The four winners that night will play two matches Saturday morning, and the final two winners will face off Saturday afternoon, March 11.
Murrieta Valley High School will face Indio HS this Wednesday night. MVHS has been assigned the prosecution side, while Indio will be defending the case.
Congratulations to the families of the MV students, and to the MVHS attorney coaches, Frank Delzompo and Reed Webb.