Congratulations to the Padua Academy Mock Trial Team who competed in the Delaware High School State Mock Trial Competition at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington, DE and placed in the top 10 (still waiting the final ranking.) The Mock Trial team prepared tirelessly and performed outstandingly! Students received helpful and positive feedback from the scoring judges, which included “your decorum in the courtroom and eloquence are impressive” and “your preparedness is very evident.” Gavels to the best attorney and best witness of each round are awarded. Senior Mirabella Troncoso and Junior Roshni Jacob earned gavels for Best Attorney.
Our Mock Trial Team, softly but strongly, prepared, effectively communicated, and competed with grace, conviction, confidence, and astute knowledge. We are so proud of our team! Our Mock Trial Team members consist of Seniors Katherine Corbo and Mirabella Troncoso, Juniors Ellie Drost, Izabel Jipson, Julia Pomeroy, and Ally Whitmarsh, Sophomores Anuradha Dole, Lydia Fowler, Roshni Jacob, and Julia Nowacyzk, and Freshmen Marina Black, Kasey Nwokobia, and Abigail Sauers.
The Mock Trial team sincerely thanks our attorney coaches Kristina Bensley, alumnae Maria Knoll '86, and Nichole Warner, and faculty advisor/moderator Ms. Emily Grugan.