On Friday, January 5, 28 Riverview students participated in the annual Allegheny County Regional Mock Trial Competition. Mock Trial is a competition where students play the roles of witnesses or attorneys who present a case written by the PA Bar Association. Students utilize witness statements and evidence to prepare either a defense or prosecution case which they present in front of volunteers with legal career experience acting as judges for the case.
Prosecution A: Renton Biondich, Rocco Brown, Jordan Grogg, Callie Harden, Murphy Hawk, Aicha Jaafar, and Maggie Steimer
Defense A: Tyler Aftanas, Emily Chen, Luke Huffman, Adam Larson, Rosa Lascola, Sophie Meyers, and Noah Prosky
Prosecution B: Juliette Brun, Rylee Catullo, Ella Fabyanic, Hannah Hudack, Blake Huffman, Lilly Murphy and Ryland Ogrodowski
Defense B: Chiara Brun, Miles Duncan, Dimitri Hong, Carter Loughren, Molly Morrissey, Drew Ogrodowski, and Sidney Vespi
Both prosecution teams and Defense Team B won their cases. In addition, Rocco Brown, Emily Chen, Ella Fabyanic, and Chiara Brun won Best Attorney Awards and Maggie Steimer, Noah Prosky, Juliette Brun, and Molly Morrissey won Best Witness Awards.