Middle School Mock Trial Teams Compete Virtually

This year Johnston had three teams compete in the Iowa middle school mock trial competition. For the first time, the competition was held virtually with teams from across the state competing at the same time. Last week the qualifying rounds were held to determine which teams would make it to the state competition. Congratulations to Johnston’s teams Purple and Dragon who will be moving on to the state competition next week! Congratulations also to Johnston’s team Gold who made it to the playoff round. Mock Trial is coached by Molly McConnell.

Several Johnston participants also received recognition for their outstanding performances as both attorneys and witness during the qualifying rounds:

Outstanding Attorneys:
David Zhang- 8th grade
Amogh Jithendra- 8th grade
Nikolay Silking- 8th grade
Gabriella LaRota- 8th grade
Maraya Wiltfang- 8th grade

Outstanding Witnesses:
Lauren Weber- 8th grade
Sidney Maule- 8th grade
Anna Lu- 7th grade
Harrison Burkhardt- 7th grade
Gabriella LaRota- 8th grade

Congratulations to all!