Tate High Mock Trial Team Wins State Championship

March 22, 2012

Tate High School recently won the Florida High School Mock Trial Championship in Orlando.

Teams from 18 judicial circuits competed for the state title. Each competed in multiple rounds on the way to the state title. Judges and attorney from across the state evaluated each team.

Tate High School competed in four rounds of competition and then faced off against the Community School of Naples in the fifth and final round to win the state championship title. Tate will represent Florida in the national championship to be held in New Mexico.

Members of the Tate team were:

Asia Cravens, Sarah Barlow, Tanner Newman, Hannah Malone, Matthew Bailey, Chance Sturup, Tatiana Teate, Amy Sapp, Brianna Riddell, Andrew Belt and Ryan Colburn.

Cravens also won “Best Attorney” for her performance throughout the competition.

The Tate High Mock Trial Team is led by teacher Angie Sapp and their attorney-coach Travis Johnson of Meador and Vigosdky.

Justice Harry Lee Anstead (Retired) served as keynote speaker for the program and administered the Lawyer’s Oath to students to be temporary members of the Bar during the program. He addressed issues of professionalism and civility and encouraged students to be friendly and ethical throughout the competition.

This was the 22nd year of the state program administered by the Florida Law Related Education Association, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan civic education organization.

Pictured top: Members of the state championship Tate High School Mock Trial Team.Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Tate High Mock Trial Team Wins State Championship”

  1. RayRay on March 23rd, 2012 9:52 am

    Ditto!!!! Wharf Rat’s comments. Several of us have watched your team for years and knew you had the local competition in the bag with a great shot at state and the nationals. Your team is a class act!!! Best of luck at the nationals. Looking for to watching your team next year.

  2. Wharf Rat on March 22nd, 2012 7:10 pm

    Observers at the Federal Court House, in Pensacola, watching the practice and the competition, knew the Tate Aggies were going to do good at State. Congratulations, ladies and gentlemen, good luck with your future, and your careers.

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