We are thrilled to announce that Park's Mock Trial team won the Maryland Mock Trial State Championship yesterday! Park represented the Prosecution against River Hill High School.
Finishing 6-0 in their matches in the regular season, Park defeated the 2019 Co-State Champions Beth Tfiloh and Richard Montgomery in earlier playoff rounds. By winning yesterday, Park becomes the first school in the competition's 37-year history to win the Maryland Mock Trial State Championship five times! This year, 115 schools competed in the statewide competition.
We are so proud of our team and their amazing accomplishments! GO PARK!
About Mock Trial: In cooperation with the Maryland Judicial Conference and Maryland State Bar Association, Maryland Youth and the Law (MYLAW) sponsors an annual high school Mock Trial Competition each academic year. Since it began in 1983, almost 50,000 students from most counties in Maryland have participated.
Mock Trial provides students with the opportunity to explore the legal process and participate in simulated trials. Students are provided with a case, are assigned roles as attorneys or witnesses, and compete against other students from public, parochial, and independent schools.
Excelling in this head-to-head competition requires understanding of the law, court procedures, and the legal system; excellent listening, speaking, reading, and reasoning skills; communication and cooperation; and focused determination.