COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women students’ perfect scores led the way in the university’s Mock Trial Team win at Kennesaw State University’s 6th Annual Owl Classic Mock Trial Invitational held at the John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta.
“I honestly was shocked,” said Bryn Bailey, captain of The W’s Mock Trial Team. “It’s a huge honor. It shows that our teams are doing the right things and we have potential.”
The competition, held at the end of October, included two mock trial rounds, with the teams playing both prosecution and defense. The first round was a challenge round in which The W’s Mock Trial Team was able to challenge another university. The W elected to challenge the University of Mississippi’s Mock Trial team and would go on to win.
During the first round, W Mock Trial attorney team members Jeremy Jarvis, Toya McQueen and Damara Fredette all ranked as Outstanding Attorneys on judges’ ballots. Additionally, during the first round, W Mock Trial witness team members Alyson Deanes, Jitterah Rogers and Bailey were listed as Outstanding Witnesses.
For the second round of competition, the W Mock Trial attorney team members, Jeremy Jarvis and Bailey, were listed as Outstanding Attorneys. Witness team members Chris Sanders and Samantha Sossaman were listed as Outstanding Witnesses.
At the closing ceremonies, the team had two attorneys who won Overall Best Attorney awards. Both Bailey, Best Attorney for Prosecution, and Jarvis, Best Attorney for Defense, were awarded Best Attorney and received perfect scores from the judges. Both team members were the top attorneys ranked by all judges during their rounds of competition.
“We look forward to the next round of competition. There will be more rounds and more teams,” added Bailey.
The team plans to attend its next invitational at Rhodes College in December.
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Nov. 3, 2015