Mock Trial Advances to State Competition
Jesuit Mock Trial sent three teams to regional competition at the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna on Saturday, Feb. 11. After two preliminary rounds involving 17 teams, two Jesuit teams advanced to the final four.
In the semi-final round, the Jesuit team of attorneys Manuel Molina, Nathan Alvarez, and Andrew Kuebel and witnesses Andre Navarre, Nick Leonik, and Ethan Erhardt edged out its brother team of attorneys John Schmidt, Christian Lacoste, and Gabe Dupuy and witnesses Gabe Wax, Chandler Boudreaux, and Donovan Reynolds.
The Jesuit group that advanced to the finals lost to the team from Louise S. McGehee School in an extremely close round. In individual awards, John Schmidt was named best attorney.
Jesuit’s third team of attorneys Aqib Zakaria, Bradley Fugetta, Hunter Richardson and witnesses Josh Schmidt, Michael Daly, Trey Smith, and Ben Wombacher also competed.
The Jays will advance to the State Mock Trial competition on March 11 in Monroe.