Evanston Township High School’s Mock Trial team took first place in the virtual 2021 Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational. It is now preparing for the national competition in May.
The ISBA event provides an opportunity for students to learn what it is like to prepare and present a legal case before the Illinois Courts. Through the mock trial experience, students learn to work as a team, develop oral presentation skills, set goals, plan effectively, think on their feet, and face challenging obstacles with enthusiasm and confidence.
This is the first time an ETHS Mock Trial team has won the state competition. Team members include India Aaron, Rory Behm, Kitty Colton, Josie Hansen, Clive Harvey, Jessie Kaiser, Grace McGinley, Sydney Ter Molen, Eloisa Tirres, and Coco Walker. The team is coached by Kevin Kappock.