SWG mock trial team ends season

The Southeast Webster-Grand JH Mock Trial team finished their season with two days at the state competition. To reach state competition, the team finished first at the regional competition in November. They had a week and a half to refine their case for state competition on Nov. 19-20 in Des Moines. The SWG “Legal Eagles” participated in three trials, portraying defense twice and prosecution once. They faced off against teams from Johnston, North Scott and Davenport.

Alanna McFarland was named to the Mock Trial All-State Team. Wesley Clausen, Eliza Geis and Cassidy Lambert were also nominated as Outstanding Witnesses. Claire Whalen was nominated as an Outstanding Lawyer by four of the six judges and Geis also received a nomination for Outstanding Lawyer. Geis was named Outstanding Attorney at the regional event.