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Historic Win for Mock Trial Team

Over the weekend, the Trinity Pacific Christian School varsity and junior varsity mock trial teams and 32 other top teams from the state of California met online to compete for state champion. Trinity advanced to the championship round after defeating Menlo School, which took the title in 2020. The prosecution presented their case in the final round and Trinity Pacific Christian School was named the 2021 California Mock Trial Champions! They will be advancing to the national competition in May. The Trinity Pacific Christian School mock trial team has won many awards and recognitions over the past two decades. But this is the first time the team has been crowned state champion. It is also the first year two Trinity Pacific Christian Schoolteams were sent to compete at the state level. And it is the first time Trinity will go to the nationals. It has been an unprecedented year in many ways, beginning with the unusual format of the competitions. Most years, mock trial competitions take place in a courtroom setting where students act out roles in a criminal trial, including attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs and journalists. The students present their cases before local judges and local attorneys hand score the competition. Because of COVID-19, all competitions for the 2020-2021 school year have been held in live, virtual, Zoom-like meetings. The national competition will also be online. The recent win places the TPCS mock trial team as the best of 800 teams who competed in California this year. It is the first time since 2013 a Ventura County team will be represented at nationals. Trin