The North Myrtle Beach High School mock trial team won its second S.C. Bar High School Mock Trial state competition with Fort Mill High School named runner-up, according to a news release from the S.C. Bar Association.
The North Myrtle Beach team is set to attend the national competition May 9 to 12 in Indianapolis, Ind.
The competition was held Saturday at the Marc H. Westbrook Lexington County Judicial Center where students presented both sides of a fictitious case before a panel of volunteer judges and lawyers. Students also portrayed the roles of witnesses, bailiff and timekeepers and the teams were judged on their presentation skills.
North Myrtle Beach’s team included: Shannon Cherney, Lukas Gschwandtner, Kennedy Hayes, Courtni Hyatt, Brandon Lynch, Kacey Markarian, Allie Minarik, Stephanie Pacheco and Bailey Phillips, according to the release. The teacher coaches were BJ DeCerbo and Amy Murphy. The attorney coaches were Josh Holford and Martin Spratlin.
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