OHHS Mock Trial Finish the Season on a High Note

2018 OHHS Mock Trial Team

Taken from the OHHS website.

Screenshotted by AJ Figaro

Taken from the OHHS website.

AJ Figaro, Staff Writer

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After just one season, Oak Hills High School Mock Trial team have really made a name for themselves, impressing teams all over the area with their talents. The OHHS 2018 Mock Trial team has competed in over three events this season with team red having a solid record of (1-2) and team white having an impressive undefeated season standing at (3-0). Each round can be extremely long and go up to two full hours of competing, arguing and challenging each other until one team stands alone with the victory.   

Leading Team Red on the defense are senior attorney Enola Cabrera, junior NyAisha Brewer, and sophomore Alyana Placencia.

Leading team white on the prosecution side are two senior attorneys, Matthew Chapman and Garrett Lesley, and one junior, Makayla Henderson.

Each team has four witnesses and one clerk who must be just as sharp as the attorneys and need to be on point in order to help the team come out with a win.

OHHS Mock Trial adviser and teacher Jeni Boulenger comments on her teams, “[Team Red] faced tough teams every round and will go against Redlands White in the final round. Team White is undefeated at this point, defeating Serrano High School, Colbalt Institute of Math and Science (CIMS), and United Christian Academy.”

Originally on the prosecution and hoping to pursue a career in it, Enola Cabrera had to make the change to defense, as she has dealt with much of the pressure from this seasons term.

When discussing how long each case lasts Team Captain Cabrera explains, “Each case lasts one semester and each school had the same case.”

In their last trial, Team White defense lost by half a point to Redlands, overall placing 15th out of 30+ teams.

Boulanger speaks on her opinion towards the students she has been working with this year, “I am so impressed with the commitment, talent and performance of all these students- ranging from freshman to seniors. Most top teams we face are all upperclassmen, we’ve proven to be a force to be reckoned with.”

Team Red placed 26th overall and Boulanger is very impressed with her team’s year so far.