The New Jersey State Bar Association has a high school mock trial competition each and every year. For the first time ever, no current New Jersey high school team won the competition. Aha, but there was a winner!
Who won? The Crossway Homelearners of Atlantic County, that’s who. They are the first home schooled team ever to win the competition.
They certainly did their home-work, I bet.
The Mock Trial Competition tried a criminal case involving a prep school swim coach and parent who was charged with reckless manslaughter in connection with the death of a child.
Second place went to Livingston High School; third place went to Colts Neck High School. All three teams will represent New Jersey next week in the Third Annual American Mock Trial Invitational in North Carolina.
Let’s hope they can bring home the bacon ---the trophy---to New Jersey.