Varsity Mock Trial Team Has Best Performance Ever!
After winning the Regional Championship in Fayetteville, NC, the JHS Varsity Mock Trial team advanced to the State Finals in Raleigh on March 3, 2012. The team competed against 8 other teams from across the state and finished as Runner Up. This the best performance the Jordan team has had in the seven year history of the program at JHS.
Members of the Varsity team include, as pictured above: Melissa Muse, Abby Tennyson, Adam Sullivan, Kodjo Kumi, Phinehas Nyang'Oro, Dillon Sharpe, and Tanner Lockhead. At the Regional competition in Fayetteville, Phinehas Nyang'Oro won two awards for best witness, Abby Tennyson won an award for Best Lawyer, and Melissa Muse won two awards for Best Lawyer. At the State Finals in Raleigh, Phinehas Nyang'Oro won an award for best witness, Abby Tennyson won an award for Best Lawyer, and Melissa Muse won an award for Best Lawyer
Jordan also sponsored a JV team this year. Members of this team include Charlie Brereton, Amar Patel, Sara Belle Selig, Bailey Castillo, Alaina Bainbridge, Scottie McLeod, Lauren Phillips, and Megan Guglielmo. The JV team competed in Durham in February. Charlie Brereton won an award for Best Lawyer.
The North Carolina Advocates for Justice started this competition more than 20 years ago to teach high school students about the judicial system and trial by jury. The students are given a legal problem, take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses, and perform a trial. The teacher advisor at Jordan is Jennifer Joyce. The attorney advisors are local attorneys, Fran Muse, Kevin Cheshire and Mark Edwards.