Ann Arbor Community High School students claimed victory over University of Detroit Jesuit High School students in a very close contest at the 2015 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament State Championship on March 28 at the Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing.
The state champions advance to the national championship on May 14-16 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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 to the state championship, where they were judged by presiding judge, the Hon. Carl Marlinga, and scoring judges Steve Fox and Kandra Robbins.
Grand Blanc High School took third place and Ann Arbor Community High School B Team took fourth place. Anchor Bay High School, Clarkston High School, Cousino High School, Forest Hills North High School, and Mercy High School also competed in the final round. Three teams advanced to the finals for the first time.
The Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament is sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Foundation, and the State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section. The Macomb County Bar Foundation coordinated the Macomb Regional Tournament.
Posted by Samantha Meinke