Liberty High School won the 2015-2016 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial last week against Madera, Madera South, Yosemite and Dos Palos high schools.
“It was a close competition and all teams were extremely competitive,” said Cecilia Massetti, Madera County Superintendent of Schools. “Mock Trial allows students to demonstrate their learning in a powerful way.”
Liberty High School will represent Madera County at the state competition March 18-20, 2016, in Sacramento.
“It’s exciting to have students from multiple schools representing Madera County at the state competition,” said Massetti. “We wish them luck during the next round of competition.”
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The Mock Trial is a simulation of a criminal court case where students act as attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs and clerks. Attorneys from throughout the valley score the students’ performance.
Each team was coached by attorneys as well as teachers in preparation for the trial.
The Mock Trial and other student academic events are supported by the Madera County Office of Education and the Madera County Schools Foundation through community and business donations and volunteers. The Madera County Superior Court co-sponsored the Mock Trial.