Holy Spirit makes its case as mock trial champions

Holy Spirit makes its case as mock trial champions

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The Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, mock trial team won the South Jersey championship on March 16 and was scheduled to compete in the state finals in New Brunswick on March 24. Pictured below, clockwise from top right, Sal Sherma, Michaela Day and Nicolette D’Arcy as jurors discuss the case; Sonny Magalong at the bench; Nicole Rosenau awaits a ruling on an objection.

Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, went to court — mock trial court — on Tuesday, March 16th and again on Thursday, March 18th and walked out winning both the South Jersey regional title and a coveted spot as a state semi-finalist.

The school defeated Monsignor Donovan High School, Toms River in the contest, held at the Law Center in New Brusnwick, N.J. They were coached by David Pfeifer, a history teacher at the school. Lou Niedelman is the team’s attorney coach and is an attorney with Cooper Levenson Law Firm in Atlantic City

In Mock Trial competition, students prepare to try fictional cases. Students portray lawyers and witnesses, and sitting judges evaluate their performances and determine winners.

On March 16 the fictional case involved a woman accused of kidnapping her boss’ 12 year old son. Holy Spirit represented the defense.

After their win in New Brunswick (and as the Star Herald was going to press), the Holy Spirit Team was back in New Brunswick competing in the State Championship Wednesday, March 24.

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