The St. Patrick School Mock Trial team received the results this week from last week’s tournament at Franklin Middle School in Des Moines, sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association.
The young Knight litigators lost their first round by seven points but won the second round, according to Coach Darcy Spellman, who held a small ceremony for the team Monday after school.
All team members were presented with medals, and some were given certificates from the Iowa State Bar Association in acknowledgement of outstanding performances.
The St. Pat’s Mock Trial Team was composed of members Angelica Baez, Ella Farmer, Mylah Meis, Maddie McDevitt, Sophia McDevitt, Lily Riley, Betzy Sandavol, Luis Sandavol, Hannah Sucher and Kaylee Wuebker.
Five students received special recognition for their attorney and/or witness portrayals: Ella Farmer, Kaylee Wuebker, Sophia McDevitt, Lily Riley and Mylah Meis. In the first round, with St. Patrick School on the defense side, Sophia McDevitt received recognition for her portrayal of the defendant, Coco “Pibb” St. Clair.
In the second round, with St. Pat’s on the prosecution side, Sophia McDevitt, Kaylee Wuebker and Lily Riley received recognition in their roles as prosecuting attorneys, and Ella Farmer received recognition for her performance as the witness, Director Greer Guffman, and Mylah Meis received an award for her portrayal of Deputy Donna Blaine.
In order to receive an award, the students must be recommended by the scoring judges in the round for an outstanding or exemplary performance.