Congratulations to the Culver City High School Mock Trial team, which reached the quarterfinals in this year’s competition.
The team competed virtually and placed among the top 12 undefeated teams in the competition, while CCHS student Ada Meighan-Thiel was chosen to receive one of only two awards given for Outstanding Prosecution Attorney in the entire competition. More than 700 students on 74 teams across Los Angeles County competed, so the award was quite an achievement.
The Prosecution Team won its round on November 17, and Calista Kimura (expert witness) was chosen as the MVP by opposing counsel. The Defense Team competed November 19 in the quarterfinals, and although the team lost, this is the furthest the team has gone in 12 years. Sophie Price was chosen as the MVP in her role as an attorney.
“Our Judge was the toughest one we’ve faced,” said advisor Rebekah Kinsella. “With 40 years of experience in Mock Trial, he really challenged the students to think on their feet. He praised both sides for respecting one another and highlighted that they could teach our politicians a thing or two.”
Congratulations to Ms. Kinsella all all of the Mock Trial team members!