The Blue Water Area would have been well-represented at the State Mock Trial Competition with four teams qualifying for the State Finals that were scheduled to be held in Kalamazoo on March 21.
The COVID-19 mitigation plan has cancelled all school events. Yale, St. Clair Blue, Cardinal Mooney’s A Team, and Anchor Bay Green all won trips to states at Regional Competitions. Cardinal Mooney’s B Team and Anchor Bay Orange both received Honorable Mentions. Anchor Bay would have been headed to states for the fourth time in ten years. Anchor Bay’s Teacher Coach Denise O’Hearn said she is “so proud of the hard work, dedication and teamwork displayed by the students.”
This is Cardinal Mooney’s fifth year in a row (qualifying for) states. Teacher Coach James Kelley of Cardinal Mooney said he is also “proud of the effort these students have put in this year,” as it was “a tough case and the way the students have handled it has been nothing short of amazing.”
Mock Trial is a courtroom simulation competition where students argue a case and are judged on a variety of factors.