Mock Trial season begins with twelfth place in a world competition


West Linn may be known for successful sports teams and academics, but they are also champions in the lesser known sport of Mock Trial. The Mock Trial Team is one of the best in the state of Oregon. That is because West Linn has placed in the top four in the state 15 times. West Linn just placed twelfth at the world competition in New York City on Oct. 23.

“I know we will be competitive with every member from the state champion team returning,” Kellogg said. Mock Trial is a simulated trial case where teams argue a pretend court case. This year the competition takes place March 1 and, assuming the Mock Trial Team wins state, it will then be headed to nationals in North Carolina during May. This year’s coaches are Matt Kellogg, head coach and social studies teacher, Tiffany Davidson, Barry Mount and Kathy Steele, attorney coaches.

“My goals this year for the team are to place in the top ten at nationals because we have lots of potential and everyone is very devoted to doing well,” Kellogg said.

“Mock Trial is an empowering experience that allows you to learn the law and become confident with the law,” Anne Robinson, senior, said.