Blythewood Middle School wins Regional Mock Trial Competition
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Blythewood Middle School is celebrating its victory over 13 other middle schools at the SC Bar Midlands Regional Middle School Mock Trial Competition, held Saturday, November 5 at the USC School of Law.
Participating students from Blythewood Middle School were Jordan Boon, Isaiah Boyd, Tyrissa Butler, Hanna Clark, Mary Fox, Jori Kelly, Kashaad Kraus, Mandy Martin, Courtney Munroe, Alex Niemann, Miranda Parnell, Brittany Pifer, Courtney Pitman, Clayanita Rowson, Richard Ryan and Chase Woods.
Students from E.L. Wright Middle School were first runners–up. Both schools will advance to the state competition at Lexington County Courthouse on December 3 where they will compete against the winners from regional competitions in the Pee Dee, Coastal and Piedmont areas of the state.
Participating students from E.L. Wright Middle School were Jennifer Ashley, Hunter Bagnal, Bria Bethea, Molly Davis, Frankie Hall, Stephen Keller, Dorian Knight, Marcus Lirely, Kate Magradey, Josh Nottingham, Pooja Patel, Shamela Parker, Tyler Person, Ashton Queenfights, Christian Reed, James Roby and Shelby Steedley, Brittany Volpe.
Other participating schools included Bates Middle School, Camden Middle School, Chapin Middle School, Dent Middle School, Dutch Fork Middle School, Furman Middle School, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Mayewood Middle School, Paul Knox Middle School, Sandhills Middle School, Southeast Middle School and W.G. Sanders Middle School.
The mock trial program is sponsored by the SC Bar’s Law Related Education (LRE) Division, which was developed to improve the ability of teachers to instruct law related education in 1976.
The mock trial program is made possible through an IOLTA grant from the SC Bar Foundation.
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