Friday, February 27, 2009

A Fayette County First: High School Mock Trial Team Heads to State Finals

The mock trial team at Starr’s Mill High has made history by becoming the first team in Fayette County to compete at the state level.

The team competed in the high school Region 12 championship round against Ola High School in Henry County, securing a second place finish and the opportunity to participate in a wildcard draw for the state finals.

A random drawing was conducted from the 2nd place winners in the seven southern mock trial regions with Starr’s Mill receiving the Southern Wildcard and the privilege to advance to the state finals tournament March 14-15 at the Gwinnett Justice Center in Lawrenceville.

As the Southern Wildcard winner, the Starr’s Mill team will compete on equal footing with the 14 regional champion teams and the Northern Wildcard team. Starr’s Mill will have the same opportunity to advance to the semi-final and on to the final found of competition for the state championship as every other team at the tournament.

“We are very much looking forward to having the Starr’s Mill team join us at state this year and hope that the community will join us in congratulating them on this achievement and in wishing the Starr’s Mill team the very best as they prepare for the state competition,” says Stacy Rieke, Georgia mock trail coordinator of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

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