Rhinelander High School’s mock trial team finished eighth in the nation this weekend. 46 teams competed in the national tournament held in Madison.
Faculty coach Kathy Vick-Martini says it’s the best they’ve done at nationals in a decade. And that’s with seven of the nine members new on the team this year.
Senior members and co-captains Amber Sheth and Lydia O’Brien both earned recognition as “outstanding performers” in attorney roles. Three underclassmen from the Rhinelander team also earned “outstanding performer” recognition in witness roles.
The Rhinelander Mock Trial team heads to Madison Wednesday to compete with high school teams from around the country.
Faculty coach Kathy Vick Martini says preparing for the national tournament is a grueling process…because the team has only five weeks to prepare its case.
“The kids basically have to sacrifice everything else that they do for this month and a half to prepare for the national tournament, and to their credit they’ve been working very hard, and they’ve done well.”
Rhinelander High School Mock Trial team is heading to the state competition in Madison this weekend. The team won has won state 16 times, including last year.
Team captains Amber Sheth and Lydia O’Brien have been with the team for the past four years. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with them to find out more about why they participate in mock trial, and how it works.