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WVHS Mock Trial Team advances to semi finals

on April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018 – Congratulations to the Warwick Valley High School Mock Trial Team, which remains undefeated and will advance to the semi finals this weekend.
On Saturday, April 7, Warwick defeated Chester in Round 1 and Valley Central in Round 2. The Single Eliminations and Semi Finals will be held Saturday, April 14, at the Orange Ulster BOCES Emanuel Axelrod Education Center in Goshen.
Kudos to Mock Trial Team members Ryan Fingst, Anika Bucek, Brian Berkowitz, Lizzy Lepre, Eric Figueroa, Gabe Pagan,Julie Brown, Alexander Avery, Robert Hayward, Maya Bialais and Team Advisor and English teacher Danielle Bugasch.
The Mock Trial program, coordinated by Orange-Ulster BOCES, is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. Each year, teams from a number of Orange County high schools are given the opportunity to analyze and interpret a trial prepared by the NYSBA and to present their interpretation in a courtroom before a county judge. To prepare for the tournament, each school has a teacher-coach as well as a local attorney working with them to help them with the nuances of the courtroom and presentation skills.
The winner of the county tournament goes on to regionals with the possibility of going to the state tournament.

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