Four students from McBride High School and two from the California Academy of Mathematics and Science earned honors in the recent Los Angeles County Mock Trial program.
Sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the program attracted 156 teams and more than 2,600 middle and high school students. Participants learned about the American legal system and Constitution by preparing and presenting a fictional criminal case as attorneys, witnesses, clerks and bailiffs. Students worked in teams to study the case and prepare for trial.
“We appreciate the countless hours of hard work by teachers and students to make this year’s Mock Trial program a great educational experience for all those who participated,” said Lourdes Morales, senior program director at the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
McBride’s Jordan Webb won the Outstanding Defense Attorney award. Three of her classmates earned honorable mentions, including Arianna Rodriguez as Outstanding Bailiff, Giovanni Longino as Outstanding Defense Witness, and Malya Parker as Outstanding Defense Attorney.
CAMS students Jesse Madrid and Ramon Morales earned honorable mentions, both for Outstanding Prosecution Witness.