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Mock trial undergoes coaching changes

With the mock trial season underway, the team is facing  several new changes, including the addition of a new attorney coach, Ed Quevedo, and changes in leadership due to the loss of several seniors.

Dr. Hugh Roberts, the former attorney coach and previous SHS teacher, retired from coaching this year. Roberts lived close by, so communication between the team was easier.

According to history teacher and mock trial adviser Jim Chin, flexibility is required this year, due to Quevedo’s commute from Oakland, where he teaches law.

In addition to the new attorney coach, mock trial is looking for new student leaders to take charge of the team.

“[So far], I feel like the adults did a little more than we would have liked,” Chin said. “We normally want the student leaders to do as much as possible, but it was just because of scheduling issues.”

Junior Anshika Maheshwari, an attorney and student leader on the team, said the team will progress similarly to previous years even with the difficulties of adjusting to a new coaching style.

“The way [Quevedo] teaches is going to be different, but our style is going to be the same,” Maheshwari said.

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