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NJ Assemblyman Zwicker recently presented the ten members of the Princeton High School Mock Trial Team with a ceremonial resolution passed by the state legislature. PHS students defeated 10 teams to win the Mercer County Title. This is the farthest the PHS Mock Trial team has advanced in 20 years. The team is coached by Kim Groome.

The Mock Trial model is based on a “case” developed by practicing attorneys. Together, the PHS team analyzed the case and then divided into two sub-teams: one for the prosecution and one for the defense. The students prepared for months, staying after school to work and consult with professional attorneys. This year, PHS was lucky to have Brian Quigley and Ralph Gerstein volunteer their time assisting the students with their understanding of each argument of the case.

Congratulations to the PHS Mock Trial team and to advisor and PHS Social Studies teacher, Kim Groome.

Myla Wailoo—senior, lead defense attorney

Nate Howard—junior, lead prosecution attorney

Will Doran—sophomore, co-defense attorney (not pictured in the photo)

Laasya Gadayiram—sophomore, co-prosecution attorney

Will Morrison—witness

Angelina Chen—witness

Rida Medd—witness

Travis Thai—witness

Emily Choi—witness

Eleni Staikos—witness

Photo of Mock Trial Team
Photo of Assemblyman Zwicker presenting  plaque
Photo of Mock Trial team student getting award
Photo of Mock Trial coaches
Photo of Assemblyman Zwicker
Photo of Mock Trial Team
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