Park Mock Trial Team Advances to the State Semi-Finals
On Wednesday April 9, Park defeated Bishop Walsh in the Regional Mock Trial competition, advancing to become one of the final four teams to compete in the State Semi-Finals. The State Semi-Finals will be held at the Anne Arundel Circuit Courthouse on Thursday, April 24 at 4:00. This is the fourth year in a row that Park advanced to the Semi-Finals.
Congratulations to the team on their run of stellar performances! For those interested in attending the semi-final competition, please know that spectators should refrain from wearing any clothing indicating support of either school. The judge/scorers aren’t supposed to know where each school is from.
About Mock Trial: Mock Trial provides students with the opportunity to explore the legal process and participate in simulated trials. Students receive a case from the Maryland State Bar Association’s Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition, are assigned roles as attorneys or witnesses, and compete against other students from Baltimore County public, parochial, and independent schools.
In 2012, The Park School Mock Trial Team captured the State Championship for the second year in a row. This is the first time in the history of the competition that any team has won back-to-back championships. In the finals, Park competed as the prosecution against The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy from Montgomery County. Excelling in this head-to-head competition requires understanding of the law, court procedures, and the legal system; excellent listening, speaking, reading, and reasoning skills; communication and cooperation; and focused determination.
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