Mock Trial enters first competition

January 7, 2011 — by Sabrina Cismas

Already on the ground and running after a relaxing winter break, the mock trial team is preparing for their first tournament on Jan. 15 at the San Jose County of Education.

“It’s a chance to get a run through of the entire case,” senior president Vijay Menon said.

This tournament acts as preparation for the real competition, which will happen during the second week of Feb. The team will have a chance to improve their delivery and work in a higher pressure environment than in school practices.

Other schools from the Bay Area will take part in the tournament as well.

The trial consists of 16 roles, and the team currently only has 12 people, 10 of whom are upperclassmen.

“It’s a little bit tougher for all of us because some people have to double up on roles, but we’ll hopefully be prepared by February,” Menon said.

The team meets every Tuesday night for practice from 7-9 p.m. in history teacher Jeffrey Scott’s room.

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