Saturday, May 15, marked the end of a remarkable season of mock trial for Trinity Pacific Christian School. After winning the California State championship the team competed in the National High School Mock Trial Competition for the first time, finishing 14th in the nation out of 46 teams. Junior Ella Judd won an outstanding attorney award. The team, captained by Ella Judd and James Staub, was comprised of Jacob Cohen, Valerie Flores, Matthew Nash, Thomas Staub, Ashlyn Tucker, and Kamryn Tucker. Trinity was matched against Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and Nevada, finishing the four rounds with a record of 3-1. We are proud of the hard work the team put in to put together a complex case in only 6 weeks, and the wonderful performances they gave at the tournament.
For some, the season isn’t quite over! Three Trinity students have been selected to compete at Gladiator, the one-on-one mock trial world championship, which will take place in July. Trinity alumna Audrey Shepard won the tournament in 2017.
To all who supported our team this year—coaches, parents, teammates, alumni, attorneys, and even coaches from other California mock trial teams—we are so grateful for your help in making this an unforgettable year.
Drawing by Grace Kim from featuring TPCS student Ashlyn Tucker testifying as witness Noa Hitter.