Palmer High Team Wins Mock Trial Competition

By: Shannon Brinias Email
By: Shannon Brinias Email

A team of high school students from Palmer High School won the Mock Trial competition for Southern Colorado Thursday night.

The final match came during a mock trial against a team from Coronado High School. It was held in the historic courtroom in the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs.

The Hon. J. Patrick Kelly, who retired last year from the 4th Judicial District, judged the final round.

The finals followed several days of competition among 20 teams from throughout Southern Colorado. The top 5 teams will advance to the state competition.

The teams argued both as plaintiffs and defendants in a simulated case involving teen cyber-stalking. They were required to make arguments, question witnesses and present evidence, all in accordance with the rules of the courtroom.

The competition is sponsored by the El Paso County Bar Association and the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs.

Palmer High School was the defending champion, with Thursday night's win continuing their reign.

Attorney Jean Miller, Deputy District Attorney Dan Zook, Colorado Springs Vice Mayor Larry Small, and KKTV 11 News Anchor Shannon Brinias helped judge the final round.

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  • by Me Location: Home on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:33 PM
    Haha we make up the 5% that are winners. Hoo-ra
  • by facts only on Feb 14, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    its a proven fact that 95% of kids that are in Mock Trial are losers
  • by real observations Location: cs on Feb 12, 2011 at 04:07 PM
    Good work Palmer High! :)
  • by Jim on Feb 11, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    It's great that a local club (Rotary) is getting young people familiar with the legal system in such a positive way.
  • by Steve Location: Work on Feb 11, 2011 at 07:55 AM
    What are the names of the team members (witnesses and lawyers)?
  • by Mrs. H Location: Palmer on Feb 11, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    Good Job Team!! So Proud of you :) You can borrow the library any time!! Mrs. H
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