FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 27, 2007
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY’S SEVERN SCHOOL WINS
STATE BAR MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
SEVERN SCHOOL is the champion of the 2006-2007 Maryland State Bar
Association (MSBA) Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. On
April 27, in the Court of Appeals of Maryland with the Honorable Clayton
Greene, Jr. presiding, the Severn School team engaged in a lively final
championship match with Allegany High School in Allegany County and was
declared the winner.
Last fall, 1900+ high school students, representing 132 high schools
across Maryland, entered MSBA’s annual statewide High School Mock Trial
Competition. These student mock trial teams perform the same trial,
assuming the roles of attorneys and witnesses. Teams devote countless
hours in preparation for the competition under the direction and
guidance of volunteer attorney and teacher advisors.
Since its inception in 1983, over 30,000 Maryland youth have
participated in MSBA's Mock Trial Competition. MSBA's educational arm in
Maryland schools, the Citizenship Law-Related Education Program (CLREP),
manages the competition. MSBA sponsors this educational and enjoyable
contest to promote young people's understanding of the law, trial
procedures and the legal system.
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