TKC Mock Trial Takes Off
Students Compete in National Championship in First Year
NEW YORK, March 29, 2012—King’s students continue to prove that the King’s education prepares Christian students to compete toe-to-toe with the nation’s top students. In late February, The King’s College Mock Trial team won the right to attend the American Mock Trial Association National Championship in Washington D.C.
In their first competition, they outcompeted Princeton and tied in their round against Georgetown. King’s student attorneys received high scores, and two mock trial witnesses, portrayed by House of Thatcher sophomore Mary Pham and House of Reagan junior Michael Mascitto, received awards for outstanding performances.
After qualifying for the National Championship, 10 students attended. Although the team did not advance past the opening round of the championship they received an impressive 3 win, 5 loss record against some of the best schools in the country. Their record was tied with teams from Notre Dame, Cornell University, Weslyan University, Rutgers University, Washington University in St. Louis, Villanova University, and Georgetown University. They outranked Columbia University, Hunter College, Iowa State, Boston College and University of California – San Diego.
Though at the regional tournaments schools may send as many teams as they please, in the opening round of the national championship schools may send a maximum of 2 teams composed of their 20 best students. That The King's College was able to win 3 out of 8 judging ballots is outstanding.
The students representing The King's College included Abigail Salvatore, Grant Olson, Hector Sanchez, Jonathan Irwin, Jordan Williams, Leah Trouwborst, Luke Trouwborst, Mary Pham, Noah Heinz, and Sonia Jensen.
The King’s College educates students in the ideas upon which nations rise and fall. With a focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition, students are prepared to help shape, and eventually to lead, the institutions of government, civil society, media, law, business, education, the arts, and the church. King’s is a Christian college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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