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Mason’s Mock Trial Team Wins State Championship

MASON’S MOCK TRIAL TEAM (from left to right): Evelyn Duross, Fiona Howard, Sarah Valley, Maryn Hiscott, Ishan Bhalla, Katherine Howard and James Weichert

This past weekend, the George Mason High School Mock Trial team competed in Virginia’s State Championships at William & Mary Law School.

After five grueling rounds, the team emerged victorious with a win in the final match against defending state champion, Dominion Christian School. Mason became the first public school in six years to win the Virginia state championship, earning the right to represent Virginia in the Mock Trial National Championships in Athens, Georgia in May.

Both Evelyn Duross and James Weichert won individual top attorney awards and Fiona Howard won an individual award for the top witness.

The mock trial teams girls include Duross, Howard, Sarah Valley, Maryn Hiscott and Katherine Freeman, and the boys include Ishan Bhalla and Weichert.