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MC Mock Trial Team records

strong regional performance


Manchester College’s Mock Trial Team lost its bid to the nationals in a tie-breaker, but sophomore Baana Veen of Osceola, Ind., captured the “Outstanding Witness” award Feb. 5-6 at the Notre Dame Regional Mock Trial Tournament.

Manchester College ended the tournament 4-4, with judges commenting the team was in the top tier of teams they had judged. Moving on to the American Mock Trial Association’s national championships in Des Moines on April 7-10 was the winner of the tie-breaker, a Notre Dame team.

Other members of MC’s Mock Trial Team are sophomore Ashley Davis of Logansport, Ind.; sophomore Stacey Carmichael of South Bend; junior James Blake Hike of Syracuse; junior Steve Case of St. Joe, Ind.; junior David Tracey of Auburn, Ind.; junior Scott Harding of Shelbyville, Ind., and senior Tippawan Chukrachang of Thailand.

Members of MC's Pre-Law Club participate in mock trial competitions to gain valuable experience and insights into the practice of law. Traditionally, Manchester College does exceptionally well at the regionals, pitted against much larger universities.

MC also has a strong tradition of training students for law school, with 100 percent of its applicants gaining admission to law school over the past five years. For more about Manchester, a Church of the Brethren college with 1,075 students, visit

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