Mock Trial Team Comes Up Short in Finals

This past Wednesday, Wheatley’s Mock Trial team competed against the Plainview-Old Bethpage team in the final round of the Nassau County Bar Association Mock Trial Tournament.  Although Wheatley’s team came up short of winning, the presiding judge (US District Judge Joseph Bianco) made a special point of saying what a difficult decision it was as both teams were so extraordinary. The judge commented that though this was a high school mock trial competition, it indeed was far superior to many college mock trial competition performances.

Students participating in Mock Trial commit enormous time to the preparation of their court performances, preparing cases and practicing even on weekends, on a regular basis.  All of their hard work clearly showed in Wednesday’s performance, and coupled with their strong skills of critical thinking and analysis, it is clear why our students came so far in the tournament season.  Congratulations to our Mock Trial students:

  • Joy Bestourous
  • Ellie Chen
  • Caroline Crimmins
  • Chintan Datt
  • Jakob Gilbert
  • Lianna Golden
  • Julian Nathan
  • David Rosenzweig
  • Emily Wang

Congratulations and thanks to the team’s coach, retired Wheatley Social Studies teacher, Bob Bernstein and his assistant coach, Wheatley Social Studies teacher Matthew Haig.  

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