JHS Mock Trial Teams Complete in Prelim Rounds

(Submitted by Molly McConnell, Mock Trial coach)

Congratulations to the eight Johnston teams who competed in the preliminary rounds of the Iowa High School Mock Trial competition!

This year, for the first time, the competition was held virtually with teams from across the state competing at the same time. Preliminary rounds were held March 1 – 11 to determine which teams would make it to the state competition. Congratulations to Johnston’s team Camp Mock 2: The Final Jam for qualifying for the state competition! The state mock trial competition begins on March 23.

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for their outstanding performances as a witness or attorney during the preliminary rounds:

  • Rachel Ruisch-12th grade (attorney)
  • Rachel Winkler- 12th grade (attorney)
  • Dylan McLaren- 12th grade (witness)
  • Nic Zimmerman- 12th grade (witness)
  • Morgan Dunn- 12th grade (witness)
  • Esha Bolar- 10th grade (attorney)
  • Brian Zhang- 11th grade (witness)
  • Tanner Kenin- 12th grade (attorney)
  • Julia Chen- 12th grade (attorney)
  • Connor Poland- 10th grade (witness)
  • Julia Fergus- 12th grade (witness)
  • Beatriz LaRota- 11th grade (attorney and witness)
  • Maxwell Lehman- 11th grade (witness)