This past Saturday, the Mock Trial team competed at the Lake County Courthouse Mock Trial Tournament. CPSA competed against Evanston High School as Defense (win) and Libertyville High School as prosecution (unknown). Students were graded by practicing attorneys, competed in actual court rooms and were judged by sitting judges in Lake County. Masha Allah the judges were so inspiring in their opening remarks and emphasized how this activity help students in so many ways academically even if they are not interested in law.
Three of our students also took special awards. Jamiel Abed (10th) and Ammara Ashraf (11th) were given Outstanding Witness awards and Afreen Mohiuddin (12th) was given an Outstanding Attorney award.
The judges overall were very proud of our school and their abilities and even spoke to me about our students applying for internships at the courthouse! In sha Allah I will be following up with them this week.
Next week Mock Trial will end at the State Tournament. It will take place at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana March 10-12th.