It’s Hammer Time


Court is officially in session for the Mercy Mock Trial team. With tryouts over, the official team has been announced and they have already begun preparing for their major competition in March.

Mock trial is a simulation of a real trial, with students acting as lawyers and witnesses on either the defense or plaintiff side. Teams are scored based on a very specific point system and receive points for their performance and ability to act out the roles of lawyers and witnesses accurately.

Last year the team received one of the four honorable mention trophies out of 15 teams. With this only being the second year that Mercy has had a Mock Trial team, the girls hope to make it to the state championship and have been working hard to achieve this goal.

In order to get to know each other better and gain trust in one another ,the team went to a ropes course where they participated in team-building activities. Despite the chilly and rainy weather, the team still came together and warmed up immediately after completing their first team-building activity.

“It was a great team-building experience, and it was fun to try something new”, said junior Gia Toler. “I’m excited for the season. I think we will go to states this year because our team has become even stronger.”

Practice runs every Tuesday from 6:00-8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2:50-4:15 in room S-21.