Webb students dominate at regional mock trial event and advance to state tournament
Posted February 25, 2013
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The Webb School Mock Trial Team sent two teams to the recent district competition at Maury County Courthouse in Columbia and claimed both first place and second place. The first-place victory secures Webb's spot at the state tournament which will take place in Nashville on March 15-16.
The Webb teams also won six out of nine of the individual awards. Sam Fuller, senior from Burns, and Adam Mansell, junior from Livingston, claimed Best Attorney awards. Liam O'Daniel, freshman from Prospect, Ky., claimed the first-place Best Witness Award. Sarah Dilworth, junior from Kingston, Jamaica; M'Kenzy Cannon, freshman from Nashville; and Jim Sherwood, freshman from Smithville; tied for second place for Best Witness.
As part of the competition, students re-enacted the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a mock trial designed by the Tennessee Bar Association. “I am so proud of our students. They deserved this win, and I look forward to seeing them perform at the state competition. They worked extremely hard and were very well prepared at the competition,” said Julie Harris, faculty sponsor.
“It was thrilling to hear the team names as well as the individual winners as Webb swept the competition,” said Kathleen Camp, faculty sponsor. “The comments from the judges after each round affirmed how hard our students worked to prepare and several said, ‘As a practicing attorney in the area, I'm a little nervous of my future competition because these students know the ins and outs of the rules of evidence as well as most of the practicing attorneys I know.’" Camp added, “The competition will be fierce at the state level, but Webb will be a strong contender.”
Camp, Webb English teacher, served as attorney coach, and Harris, Webb Director of Admissions, served as the witness coach.