allegany's heartwarming tales of mock trial
On April 19 and 20, Maryland's top four teams traveled to Annapolis for the 2018 Statewide High School Mock Trial Final Four.
Allegany High (Allegany), Centennial High (Howard), James M. Bennett (Wicomico), and Richard Montgomery (Montgomery) competed in the semi-finals on the 19th before Judge Dan Friedman and Judge Tim Meredith, from Maryland's Court of Special Appeals. Allegany and Richard Montgomery prevailed, and went on to compete in the state championship on April 20 before Judge Joseph Getty, Court of Appeals. Watch it on the Court of Appeals webcast!
Allegany prevailed as the 2018 State Champion, marking a hugely successful and bittersweet culmination to the Campers' final year in their original school building. (The "new" Allegany High will open this Fall.) Allegany's coach, Brian White, began with mock trial in 1994. His former attorney advisor, Rob Alderson, helped to foster his own children's success in mock trial, the two eldest of whom have gone on to become attorneys. Wayne Heavener, former AHS student and mock trial participant, serves as an attorney coach for Allegany's current team, along with Mike Baruch, Allegany Assistant State's Attorney, and former student from Montgomery County's Wootton High.
Brian has an incredibly successful track record with Mock Trial, taking his team to the Regionals nine times, the Final Four eight times, and the Championship competition five times! This is the second time Allegany has won the state title, having secured it in 2009 as well. Chris Logsdon, who was on the 2009 championship team, coaches Allegany's JV team, and is also Wayne Heavener's brother-in-law. Our congratulations go out to all four teams for outstanding performances in what was the 35th anniversary competition year!
mock trial teaches students more than "Just" the law...
April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month! This year's mock trial fact pattern was based on distracted driving, so we're encouraging our Mock Trial Coaches and Students to share the importance of NOT driving distracted. One call, one text, one glance away from the road is all it takes to change, or take, a life forever. Don't Drive Distracted! #JustDrive
April 30, 2018 - Law Links Interviews
May 2, 2018 - T.C. Workshop @ 520 W. Fayette St.
May 3, 2018 - Teen Court @ Eastside District Courthouse
May 4, 2018 - Law Day @ Port Discovery
May 8, 2018 - T.C. Workshop @ 520 W. Fayette St.
May 15, 2018 - T.C. Workshop @ 520 W. Fayette St.
May 17, 2018 - Teen Court @ Eastside District Courthouse
May 22, 2018 - T.C. Workshop @ 520 W. Fayette St.
May 31, 2018 - Teen Court @ Eastside District Courthouse
June 7, 2018 - Trials & Tribulations: A Family Affair
June 25, 2018 - Law Links begins
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