Kalamazoo Central High School claimed victory over Ann Arbor Community High School at the state championship of the Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament on March 25 at the Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing. They will advance to the national championship May 11-14 in Hartford, Connecticut.
The tournament, run by the Michigan Center for Civic Education, consisted of four regional rounds in Washtenaw, Kent, Macomb and Oakland counties. The top 10 teams moved on the the state championship, where they were evaluated by presiding judge Hon. Carl Marlinga and scoring judges Donald Fulkerson and Lawrence Nolan.
Anchor Bay High School, Caledonia High School, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, Capac High School, Detroit Catholic Central High School, Grand Blanc High School, Huron High School, St. Mary Catholic High School, Trenton High School and University of Detroit Jesuit High School also competed at the state finals.
The Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament is sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan, SBM Appellate Law Section, Comcast, Donald Fulkerson, SBM Litigation Section, MEEMIC Insurance Company, Meijer, Michigan State Bar Foundation, Oakland County Bar Foundation, Linda Rexer and Rock Financial.
View a full photo album from the tournament on the SBM Facebook page.