St. Mary’s mock trial advances to state

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Pictured front left to right: Erica Pedersen, Autumn Wunschel, Lane Carlson and Venus (Lupita) Gonzalez-Hernandez. Back left to right: Bethany Pariseau, Melanie Rosales, Jenna Merten, John Heitman, Fatima Cortez, Avery Fetrow and Alexander Murray. Not pictured is Leslie Bermudez-Cruz. / Photo submitted

Storm Lake St. Mary’s Middle School Mock Trial team will be advancing to the state competition in Des Moines Nov. 27-29.

They competed in the regional event November 7 in Sioux City and won the event in order to move on to the state mock trial.

Their attorney coach is John Murray and moderator is Laura Anderson. The team practiced for several weeks and prepared for both the prosecution and the defense.

The participants assumed the roles of witness and attorney.

Their case was the State of Iowa vs. Baskin Robinson regarding a first degree robbery and murder.