has two "Outstanding" competitors at Mock Trial regional
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND (Feb. 16, 2004) - Two
Manchester College students posted exceptional achievement - as
Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witness - last weekend as their
Mock Trial teams made a bid for national competition. Two teams
represented the North Manchester independent liberal arts college at the
South Bend Regional Qualifying Tournament.
MC's Mitchell D. Herniak received the Outstanding
Attorney Award with a perfect score of 20. The Elwood, Ind. senior is no
stranger to the award: He has claimed it twice before, at national
competition. North Manchester sophomore Rachel McFadden received the
Outstanding Witness Award with a near perfect score of 19.
Manchester did not move on to the nationals in the
14-school competition that included University of Notre Dame and
Michigan State University.
Also on the Manchester College teams were sophomore
David R. Tracey of Auburn, Ind.; junior Steven K. Grubb of Goshen, Ind.;
senior Benjamin N. Johnson of Hanna, Ind.; first-year student Ashley M.
Davis of Logansport, Ind.; junior Tippawan Chukrachang of Lopburi,
Thailand; fist-year student Baana C. Veen of Osceola, Ind., sophomore
Jonathan R. Grafmiller of Portland, Ind.; junior Stephen W. Case of St.
Joe, Ind.; first-year student Stacey Carmichael of South Bend; sophomore
James Blake Hike of Syracuse, Ind., and senior Brett Vanlandingham of