Mock Trial Team Conquers Court

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Members of the Elwood-John H. Glenn High School Mock Trial team recently finished off their season as one of the top teams in Suffolk County.

Consisting of 16 students from ninth through 12th grade, the team finished sixth out of 26 in the county, making it the highest finish in the school’s history. The team also qualified for the Suffolk County Sweet Sixteen for the second straight year and advanced to Elite Eight and the Final Four for the first time ever.

Advised by English teacher Megan Gieser, lead legal adviser and Elwood community member Anthony Marino and two other community members, Jeffrey Pincus and Cheryl Mintz, the team worked diligently throughout the season to strengthen their skills.

“The amount of work that the students have put in and the hours they have spent reworking openings, closings, cross-examinations and objections is unbelievable,” said Mr. Marino. “As a trial attorney for over 20 years, I can tell you their poise and focus surpasses some of the attorneys I have opposed in the court room.”

Due to their successful season, the students have been invited to the Law Day Competition at Northport High School this upcoming May.