The PCS Mock Trial team competed in the Houston Regional Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, February 4. Their performance at that competition was strong enough to qualify them for the State Mock Trial Competition in Dallas the first weekend in March. The members of the team are student-attorneys Mary Liz Overcash, Taylor Wright, Jeffrey Hauck, and Joshua Overcash; witnesses Danu Smith, Abby Wells, Martin Grimley, Sarah Overcash, and Colin Post (winner of the Best Witness award at the regional competition); timekeeper Emma Wilson; and courtroom artist Natalie Sytsma.
In a mock trial competition, students receive a fictional legal case with witness statements for both sides of the case. The students portraying witnesses learn the complicated details of their fact statements and create characters based on those statements. At the competition, they try to portray their own side of the case in the best possible light ... read more