November 23, 2022

SHS Seniors Hold Mock Trials

SHS Seniors Hold Mock Trials

No objections here! Senior forensics successfully completed the 2022 mock trials on Tuesday, Nov. 15. After two months of classroom preparation, seniors presented arguments, documents, and expert testimony in efforts to represent the state of North Dakota or their clients. 
The first case was the State of North Dakota versus Bronnie Parker. Representing the prosecution was Thomas Williams, Danny Littlefield, Vincent Meduna, Hadley DeTienne, and headed by lead attorney Kerrington Lee. This team charged the defense with 3 counts of robbery and 2 counts of theft. The defense of Bronnie Parker was headed by lead attorney Macee Jones along with Autumn Pulver, Dylan Durso, Dylan Lee, and Lukas Meduna. After outstanding courtroom performances and lengthy jury deliberation, a not guilty verdict was rendered for all 5 counts. Great work to both teams for this extremely difficult case. 

The second case was the State of North Dakota versus Brett Jackson. Representing the prosecution was Mackenzie Ranum, Tanner Bishop, Logan Ruud, and headed by lead attorney Penny Wolter. The prosecution charged Brett Jackson with 1 count of second degree murder. Representing the defense was Benjamin Wing, Kya Kraft, Colt Nohr, Colter Meiers, Alex Fulton, and headed by lead attorney Kaydence Vachal. After a lengthy battle in the courtroom, the jury rendered a guilty verdict in the murder of Shan Lee and successfully sent Brett Jackson to prison. Extraordinary efforts by both teams on this challenging case. 
 

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