Team Thrives Through Mock Trial

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The JGHS Mock Trial team made it to the final Suffolk County round, for the second year in a row, at the end of March. After a heated competition, the team placed third in the county. Previously to this final round, the school’s team had made the final 16 competitors county-wide.

The New York State Mock Trial is an educational program that gives students the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about civil and criminal law, courtroom procedures, and to improve proficiency in basic life skills like listening, speaking, and reasoning.

“The students on this team work and thrive together, learning how very capable they are of doing anything they put their minds to,” said club advisor Megan Gieser, “and I’m excited to see them continue to grow these important life-skills through mock trial.”

In addition, the team participated in the island-wide “Law Day” at Northport High School on April 19, and advanced to the semi-finals.