Villa Maria’s Mock Trial Team went undefeated in the first two rounds of District 1 (Chester County) competition. For the Plaintiff Team, who won February 6, Grace Maguire was named Best Advocate and Allison Leyden was named Best Witness. The Defense Team won their trial on February 13 with Samantha DiBona being named Best Advocate and Kelly Lain receiving Best Witness.
The competition takes place at the Chester County Courthouse with actual judges and lawyers overseeing and scoring the teams. The semifinal round of competition takes place on February 27. District 1 consists of 15 teams; only 1 team will be named District Champion and advance to the Regional Competition.
Villa Maria students practice on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings to prepare the case. Mr. Joseph Mattson serves as the attorney coach and Mrs. Mary Kay Napoli is the faculty moderator.