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Congratulations to fort Mill High School on winning their third state mock trial competition championship title (State Team Code: JA). Participating students included Molly Anderson, Lauren Barnes, Kerry Barrowclough, Erica Daly, Stephen DeMayo, Sophia Hennessy, Taylor Hennessy, Lenique Huggins, Nick Kulesa, Hailey Morris, Jasmin Scardino, Daniel Sessions, Kaila Sigman, Jack Vidt, Sonia Xing, and Tonia Xing. The teacher coaches were Beverly DeMayo and Ben Tyler (Mock Trial Alumnus). The attorney coaches were Garrett Johnson (Mock Trial Alumnus), Walter Dusky (Mock Trial Alumnus), BJ Barrowclough, and Ryan Newkirk (Mock Trial Alumnus). This team will represent South Carolina at the National High School Mock Trial competition in Boise, Idaho in May.

Congratulations is also extended to Wando High School on being the first runner-up (State Team code: AB). Participating students included Catherine Beaty, Will Bryant, Gibson Dowd, Skye Gregg, Lia Hsu-Rodriguez, Catherine Masters, Maddy Neese, Katherine Palmer, Eleanor Ross, Brevin Stallings, Ben Wallace, Coleman Wallace, and Harrison Wetherell. The teacher coaches were Sally Wallace and Michael Beaudry. Their attorney coaches were Elliott Barrow and Bruce Wallace. Several of the students on the team participated in previous Middle School Mock Trial competitions.
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Upcoming Deadline - March 16, 2016
Hey Mock Trial seniors, want more money for college? Want to recognize your Mock Trial Teacher Coach for all of their hard work? Awards and Scholarships season is upon us, and LRE has increased the award amounts for 2016. The High School Mock Trial Scholarships are now $1,000! The award for Law Related Education Teacher of the Year is now $1,000! And, don’t forget to nominate a LRE Attorney of the Year. Apply now!!!
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2016 High School Mock Trial Regional Results:

Five Region Winners and Seven Statewide Wild Cards.  Note, all Wild Card slots are listed alphabetically within region and DO NOT represent finishing order.

Charleston Region 
Wando High School - Region Winner

Conway Region 
Myrtle Beach High School - Region Winner
North Myrtle Beach High School - Wild Card
Socastee High School - Wild Card

Greenville Region 
Bob Jones Academy - Region Winner
Fort Mill High School - Wild Card
Montessori School of Anderson - Wild Card
Nation Ford High School - Wild Card

Lexington Region
Chapin High School - Region Winner
Lexington High School - Wild Card
North Augusta High School - Wild Card

Sumter Region
 Heathwood Hall - Region Winner

Statewide Backup Team
Berkeley High School (To be notified by 3/4/16 by 5pm)
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Three weeks out from regional High School Mock Trial competitions and we are burning to know the answer... Guilty or Not Guilty???
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2015 Regional Winners

Regional winners from the four competitions are as follow:

Charleston Regional Competition - December 5, 2015  Charleston, SC 
Region Winner - Moultrie Middle  Mount Pleasant, SC
Teacher Coaches:  Garen McDowell, Kelly Hodo, and Chris Callanan
Attorney Coaches:  Marie-Louise Ramsdale and Audrey Brown
First Runner-Up - Buist Academy  Charleston, SC
Teacher Coaches:  Liz Goodloe and Chris Garner
Attorney Coaches:  Bett Myrick and Amy Campbell Kelly

Conway Regional Competition - December 5, 2015 Conway, SC
Region Winner - Forestbrook Middle  Myrtle Beach, SC
Teacher Coaches:  Grace Burleson, Kati Shumway, Gretchen Almeida, Kristi Ogden, and Amanda Herath
Attorney Coaches:  Audra Byrd
First Runner-Up - North Myrtle Beach Middle  North Myrtle Beach, SC
Teacher Coaches:  Susan Hamilton, Brenda Kidd, and Colleen Taylor
Attorney Coaches:  Melissa Frazier

Greenville  Regional Competition - October 24, 2015 Greenville, SC
Region Winner - Merriwether Middle
Teacher Coaches:  Paula Shuff and Denise Jackson
First Runner-Up - Riverside Middle  Greer, SC
Teacher Coaches:  Jennifer Wike
Attorney Coaches:  Lauren Riga

Lexington Regional Competition - December 5, 2015 Lexington, SC
Region Winner - Dent Middle
Teacher Coaches:  Timothy E. Hicks and Marc Turner
Attorney Coaches:  Rachel Hedley
First Runner-Up - Chapin Middle
Teacher Coaches:  Susan Splittgerber and Debbie Liebler
Attorney Coaches:  Tucker Player and Sarah Eibling
 
For more information or to answer any questions, please contact Cynthia H. Cothran at cynthia.cothran@scbar.org or 803-252-5139.
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The 2016 High School Mock Trial Case is now available in the High School Mock Trial section of the LRE Web site (www.scbar.org/lre).  The case is available in pdf format for today’s release. As an added bonus, the case will be downloadable in most e-reader formats, including, iPad, kindle, Nook, and more in the next week or so!!!  Don’t forget that the 2015/16 competition rules and modified rules of evidence are separate documents from the case materials.  Go directly to the case materials and rules by clicking on the following link:

http://www.scbar.org/Teachers-Students/All-Programs/High-School-Mock-Trial/HSMT-Case-Materials

http://www.scbar.org/Teachers-Students/All-Programs/Middle-School-Mock-Trial/Competition-Handbook  
Any questions about the case materials are to be posted on the High School Mock Trial Discussion Forum accessible at:
http://www.scbar.org/Teachers-Students/All-Programs/High-School-Mock-Trial/HSMT-Forum  
If you have been a member of the Discussion Forum in previous years, you will be prompted for a new registration process for the new forum. It takes up to 48 hours to approved for the form once registered. Make sure to check the Discussion Forum periodically throughout your case preparation for any changes or updates.
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Loading up for the State HSMT Competition at the Honorable Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse.  Maybe we will finally find out definitively who killed Aunt Mae?  Certainly by the end of Saturday we will know the best High School Mock Trial team in South Carolina for 2016.  Good luck everyone and have fun!!!
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Thank you to all of the students who participated in the 2016 State High School Mock Trial Courtroom Sketch Artist and Journalist competition. Each participant should be applauded for all of their hard work and talent. Please know that the entries were judged collectively as a state competition and not as independent regional competitions.
The winners of the sixth State High School Mock Trial Courtroom Sketch Artist and Journalist competitions are as follows:

2016 High School Mock Trial Courtroom Sketch Artist:
State Champion: Natalie Fanello
(Montessori School of Anderson)

2016 High School Mock Trial Courtroom Journalist:
State Champion: Kristal L. Herrin
(Strom Thurmond High School)
The state champion in each category will be awarded a plaque at their school’s annual awards presentation.
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High School Mock Trial regional competitions are this weekend in Charleston, Conway, Greenville, Lexington and Sumter.  Hard to believe it is so close!  We want to wish all teams the best of luck this coming weekend!!!
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The High School Mock Trial Forum closes at Noon today (2/15/16).
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Hey Mock Trial seniors, want more money for college? Want to recognize your Mock Trial Teacher Coach for all of their hard work? Awards and Scholarships season is upon us, and LRE has increased the award amounts for 2016. The High School Mock Trial Scholarships are now $1,000! The award for Law Related Education Teacher of the Year is now $1,000! And, don’t forget to nominate a LRE Attorney of the Year. Apply now!!!

http://www.scbar.org/Teachers-Students/All-Programs/Awards-Scholarships 
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Greenville Regional Winner - Merriwether Middle School!!!
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