The Villa Maria Mock Trial Team is having a great season. On January 16 the team participated in the La Salle University Gold and Blue invitational. This year the tournament was virtual and no winners were declared, but the Villa ladies did an exceptional job in both trials.
The team has now advanced to the semifinal round of the Chester County Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Mock Trial Competition. To get to the semifinals the team won two trials. On February 8th, the Defense prevailed over the opposing team, with Jordi De Jong receiving the Best Witness Award and Allie Metzger receiving the best Advocate Award. On February 10th the Plaintiffs prevailed again, with the Best Witness Award going to Allie Porta and the Best Advocate Award to Kaitlin Porta.
The team has demonstrated their mastery of the facts of the case as well as the rules of competition. They have adjusted very well to the virtual format and we wish them all the best on
March 1 at the semifinal.