On December 11 and 12, twelve teams from around the state of Nebraska competed in Lincoln, NE to win Nebraska High School State Mock Trial. The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel was a great space for Nebraska State High School Mock Trial. It is decorated beautifully for the holidays.
Twelve teams represented ten regions:
Region 1: Gering High School
Region 2: North Platte High School
Region 3: Perkins Senior High School
Region 4: Ainsworth High School
Region 5: Gibbon High School
Region 6: South Sioux City High School
Region 6: Wayne High School
Region 7: York High School
Region 8: Pius X Catholic High School
Region 9: Humboldt Table Rock Steinauer High school
Region 10: Duchesne Academy
Region 10: Skutt Catholic High School
Each school participated in three trials over the course of two days. Schools are either plaintiff or the defense in a case that is written by a group of Nebraska attorneys and a former judge. The Case Committee researches and authors an original case each year.
A big part of mock trial is sportsmanship and this is shown after every trial when the students give awards to the opposing team for “Most Effective Witness” and “Most Effective Attorney.”
Thank you to all the mock trial volunteers; we greatly appreciate the law community around our state.
On Monday evening, students attended a Mock Trial Banquet and were recognized for their hard work during the season. One of the highlights of the Banquet is the Mock Trial Trivia Contest. It is highly competitive and the winners get the very coveted post-its cubes (almost worth their weight in gold)!
The championship round was between Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart and Gering High School. Duchesne Academy won and will be representing Nebraska in Delaware at Nationals in the spring of 2024.