Valley Regional Advances in Connecticut Mock Trial Competition
Valley Regional High School mock trial participants included (from left, standing) Jack Whittaker, Anna Benson, Reagan Doyon, Ava Cunningham, Grace Jacaruso, Grace Haskins, Henry McPherson, Margaret Jacaruso, Jamie Pullin, Tabitha Hardgrove, Tanner Aikens, Erica Lull, Finn Riordan, Erin LoMonaco, Maggie Dipierdomenico, Qualia Herrick, Jenna LoMonaco, Katherine Morrissey, and Anne Brenneman and (kneeling) Nic Wyszkowski, Andre Santana, Charlie Herman, Caroline Haskins, Stephanie Sheehan, Cassidy McCormick, and Zoe Cika. Maeve Collins, Gabby Pitruzzello, Celia Robbins, and Sophie Spaner are missing from the photo. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Fitch )
On Jan. 10, Valley Regional High School sent three mock trial teams to compete in the Civics First Mock Trial competition at the Middletown Superior Court. Valley students spent months preparing to argue both sides of the case as lawyers or witnesses. The Valley White team (Maeve Collins, Ava Cunningham, Maggie Dipierdomenico, Caroline Haskins, Henry McPherson, Cassidy McCormick, Katherine Morrissey, Gabby Pitruzzello, Celia Robbins, and Sophie Spaner) won both trial rounds and will compete in the state semi-finals in February.