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Tell me more about MC's Mock Trial teams


MC teams argue kidnapping case

 for Mock Trial competitions


A Manchester College Mock Trial team took sixth place at the Illinois State University Invitational Mock Trial Tournament. Senior Blake Hike of Syracuse, Ind., with a perfect score, was named Outstanding Attorney. Two MC teams travel next to South Bend in February for regional qualifying competition for bids to the national tournament.

The competition at the McLean County Law & Justice Center in Bloomington, Ill., in November matched teams from University of Illinois, and Northwestern, Loyola, Washington, Saint Louis, Illinois State and Bradley universities. The teams this year are arguing a kidnapping case, State of Midlands v. Tyler Perry for the American Mock Trial Association.

MC Team 461 posted a 5-2-1 record for sixth place with first-year students Ashley Davis of Logansport, Ind.; Kathryn Garrett of Monticello, Ind.; and Chris Tsang of Naperville, Ill.; and seniors Scott Harding of Shelbyville, Ind.; Blake Hike and Aja Michael of Converse, Ind.

Competing on MC Team 460 were first-year students Dwayne Jeter of  South Bend and Erin Pelz of Warsaw, Ind.; sophomore Tarran Day of Tipton, Ind.; juniors Josh Sollenberger of Annville, Pa., and Baana Veen of Osceola, Ind.; and senior David Tracey of Auburn, Ind.  Faculty sponsor is Dr. Leonard A. Williams, professor of political science.

Manchester will compete next in the regional qualifying tournament Feb. 24-26 in South Bend. MC will take two teams to that 21-team competition against Ball State, Benedictine, Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, Mount Union, Northwood, Notre Dame, Toledo and Western Michigan.


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