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March 23, 2014

LHS Mock Trial named state runner-up

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes High School Mock Trial team made history this month by placing as the runners-up during the state competition, a feat never reached by any other LHS Mock Trial Team.

On March 15, after being named the district champions, the Mock Trial team traveled to the Elite Eight state competition. During the Elite Eight, LHS went up against three of the best teams in the state. The competition began with LHS beating Eagles Landing.

They then went against and defeated Paideia, allowing them to advance to the state

championship round.

During the state championship round, LHS faced Jonesboro but were sadly defeated. This put LHS as the state runner-up.  

During the state competition, LHS had 43 perfect 10 scores. Savannah Pierce had 14 perfect 10s,followed by Elena Best with seven, Cason Green with four and Kim Norton and Kaylon Day with three perfect 10s. Savannah Pierce, Elena Best, Kim Norton and Cason Green won best State Attorney's. Kaylon Day, Amari Evans, Anna Butcher and Kylie Mathis won best State Witnesses and the entire Defense Team scored a perfect 10 in the Semi-Final Round.

As the state runner-up, LHS qualifies for the World Championships next school year.

Unfortunately, state rules prevent Georgia teams from competing in the tournament.

Coach Michael White isn't giving up though, “I intend to lobby the Rules Committee in late April and early May to overturn this rule or to at least receive an exemption."

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