Mock Trial to host tryouts throughout November

Ally Richey

October 29, 2019

Right now Mock Trial Club is hosting meetings that consist of studying the tryout case and understanding the information. Club sponsor Robert Browning said that tryouts will continue throughout early November until the official team member announcements.    The case that the team is using c...

Mock Trial Club holds tryouts for the 2019-2020 season

Ally Richey

October 8, 2019

The Mock Trial Club call-out meeting was Oct. 8 and continues to hold tryouts on Wednesdays. Mock Trial is a team of ten students that organize a case, then throughout the second semester, the team competes in competitions where they present their case in front of a real judge. The members have a choice of...

Mock Trial Club to host call-out meeting Sept. 18

Ally Richey

September 18, 2019

The Mock Trial call-out meeting will take place on Sept. 18 after school. The Mock Trial club consists of a team of ten students that come together and roleplay as attorneys, witnesses, and other law roles. The team meets on Mondays and receives the case they will be competing with for the week of Oct. 2...

Mock Trial to schedule end-of-season dinner, sets sights on new season

Mock Trial sponsor Robert Browning instructs team members during a meeting. Member and sophomore Zoe Edwards (far left) and junior Max Renay-Lopes (far right) listens in. “I’m also really excited to see who else joins next year, and hope that they bring some fresh perspectives to our team next season,” Edwards said.

Lin-Lin Mo

May 14, 2019

According to Mock Trial sponsor Robert Browning, the team is still in the process of scheduling their end-of-season dinner, an annual tradition. He said the team is considering Boombozz Taphouse, a pizza restaurant in Carmel. Two Mock Trial members, senior Rida Bonday and sophomore Zoe Edwards, reflected on...

Mock Trial to have end-of-season dinner

Lina Waseem, Mock Trial member and junior, poses with teammate and junior Becca Counen in a courtroom during Regional. “I have loved working with everyone on the team as well as the club sponsor, Mr. Browning. I can’t wait to come back next year,” Waseem said.
Photo submitted by Lina Waseem

Lin-Lin Mo

April 24, 2019

According to Mock Trial sponsor Robert Browning, the team will have an group dinner soon to wrap up the season officially and set their sights toward next year. This is a tradition for the team, and one that new sponsor Browning said he plans to continue. The date for the dinner has not been determi...

Mock Trial wraps up season

The current Mock Trial competition team poses for a picture inside the Indiana War Memorial Museum after the State Finals. Maxwell Renay-Lopes, Mock Trial member and junior, said, “I was feeling nervous to see if we won or not, and also if any of us won awards individually.”

Lin-Lin Mo

March 27, 2019

The Mock Trial team finished their competition season this year, as State Finals ended March 10 with Trinity School at Greenlawn securing the State championship, according to the Indiana Bar Foundation’s Twitter. State champions nationwide will advance to the National High School Mock Trial Champi...

Mock Trial to compete at State Finals

Aiza Syed, Mock Trial member and senior, directs a witness during an afternoon practice at the Carmel Clay Public Library. “We will practice every day after school this week,” Syed said.

Lin-Lin Mo

March 5, 2019

The Mock Trial team will compete on March 9 and March 10 in the Indiana Bar Foundation’s Mock Trial State Finals, which will take place at the Indianapolis City-County Building, according to Robert Browning, Mock Trial coach and business teacher. The team kicked off the statewide season strongly wit...

Mock Trial to compete Feb. 13

Lin-Lin Mo

February 15, 2019

The Mock Trial defense team will participate in their first competition of the season Feb. 13 after cancellations last month because of the harsh winter weather in Indiana. The competitors, according to the coach Robert Browning, include: senior Christina Yang, juniors Lina Waseem and Becca Counen, soph...

Mock Trial to compete Jan. 30

Zoe Edwards, Mock Trial witness and sophomore, reviews judges’ comments during a practice. “I have complete confidence in my lawyers and the other defense witnesses,” Edwards said.

Lin-Lin Mo

January 29, 2019

The Mock Trial defense team will compete on Jan. 30 against Sheridan High School, according to Robert Browning, coach and business teacher. This will be its last competition for January and second competition of the 2018 to 2019 season; the first was on Jan. 16 against Hamilton Southeastern High School....

Mock Trial prepares for next year’s team

Andrew Ardizone, Mock Trial member and sophomore, looks up trials on his phone. Although Mock Trial has no more competitions this year, he plans on joining again next year.


March 18, 2015

Mock Trial finished its year with a loss in the semifinals to Westfield High School, after beating Guerin Catholic High School in the quarterfinals. Club sponsor Holly Hochstedler said via email, “(The team) actually had a very successful year." According to Hochstedler, the team consisted of all ne...

Mock Trial Finals Postponed


February 27, 2015

Mock Trial’s final competition, an all-day tournament consisting of quarterfinal, semifinal and final rounds, has been postponed due to the snow in the area, blocking off the Hamilton County Judiciary Center in Noblesville. Originally scheduled for Feb. 21, the 4 inches of snowfall Hamilton county...

Mock Trial prepares for weekly cases, final competition


February 5, 2015

Mock Trial now competes every Wednesday, and have been doing well in the cases they have completed. Conducted in the Hamilton County Judiciary Center in Noblesville, the trials begin at 6 p.m. Andrew Ardizone, Mock Trial member and sophomore, said, “We are all prepared for anything.” According...