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Mock Trial teams finish in top 10 in state


Both Montgomery County Mock Trial teams finished in the top 10 in Kentucky at the state tournament this past weekend in Covington.

The Blue Team came in fifth place in the state while the Red Team came in eighth. The Blue Team won 3-0 against the previously undefeated regional champion Fort Thomas Highlands while the Red Team was the only team all season to take a ballot from the eventual state champion, Notre Dame Academy.

“It’s been an absolute privilege to work with this team and watch their amazing progress,” said assistant coach and local attorney Elizabeth Davis, who coaches the Blue Team. “We represented Montgomery County well in a statewide forum and I can’t wait to see what they can do next year.”

At the state tournament this past weekend, several team members won awards for outstanding attorney or witness. The Red Team’s Hayden Shepherd and Brianna Bryant, both juniors, won for best attorneys while senior Allen Reed and junior Sara Larison won awards for best witnesses.

The Blue Team’s Addy Holley, a sophomore, and Shayna Garrett, a freshman, won for best attorney while sophomores Maggie Fegenbush and Alexandra Williams won for best witnesses. Fegenbush also received a prestigious Top 10 Best Witness award out of 96 participants.

At the end of the competition Montgomery was also chosen as the recipient of the Professional and Civility Award. This was voted on by all the other competing teams, and they chose Montgomery as the team demonstrating the most professionalism, sportsmanship and respect for the competition.

Montgomery County, with a roster of 25, will only lose three seniors to graduation: Noah Mascle, Nate Turner and Allen Reed.