LHS Mock Trial students make their case at regionals


Mock Trial student Seyi Arogundade prepares to make her case. Photo courtesy of Mindy Pals.

Lewiston High School Mock Trial members are headed off to state debate after attending regionals virtually from Jan. 17-Feb. 24. Advisors Shannon Van Buren and Aaron Waits will be accompanying the students to state.

Students are challenged to take on the role of either an attorney, judge, or witness. They are presented with a case and must analyze cases and facts, compose compelling arguments, and respond to questions or disputes in a courthouse setting.

The regional rounds of mock trial focalize on the club’s goal, which is “to provide members with the techniques of organized debate for the purpose of intramural and interscholastic competition.” Teams who qualify at regionals will move on to the state competition rounds, which will take place on March 17-18.

“It was a little scary, because it was my first time competing as an attorney, but it was really fun and very rewarding and I became a lot closer with my teammates,” said Seyi Arogundade, a junior.