By: Bridget G.
The students involved in the IHHS Mock Trial Team are hard workers by nature. Yet, this year, fate and unavoidable circumstances have pushed the team to new limits. Any time something could go wrong, it did this year! Returning players had to step up to the plate and the newbies had to learn on the go. Scheduling a successful practice seemed more difficult at times than finding a workable case theory. However, through thick and thin, the mock trial team members stepped up to the challenge and learned to work together this year! Against all odds, the Mock Trial team had a very successful year, making it out of the preliminary rounds and into the semi-finals. Though defeated by Bergen Catholic in a challenging competition, the team has grown stronger and more knowledgeable about the inner workings of Mock. Mock Trial is more than just memorization and long hours after school, it is a family that can deal with everything put in its way, whether it be last minute switches, court house evacuations, inconvenient weather conditions, or accusations of being on “the dark side.” At the end of the day, we have grown more confident in ourselves and each other and have fostered a sense of camaraderie.
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