Harbor High, Soquel High make strong showing in semi-finals

After a closely contested competition, the Santa Cruz High Mock Trial team will again head to the state championship to try their case against the best of California’s young  jurists. The team faced a strong Harbor High team in the semi-finals, then bested Scotts Valley High in the finals. They will represent Santa Cruz County at the California State Mock Trial Competition in Riverside next month.

Santa Cruz High Mock Trial Team

Santa Cruz High Mock Trial Team

Individuals acknowledged for their outstanding performances include Giselle Kahn, Christina Cole, Ryley Devine, and Rachel Zhang. Both Shea McElroy and Austin Park received recognition twice for their individual speeches as well as “best all around lawyer”.

Congratulations to all of the Santa Cruz City Schools teams for their hard work, poise and prowess.


Credit: Santa Cruz Sentinel

Harbor High argues in court. Credit: Santa Cruz Sentinel

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