Portsmouth West High School Mock Trial Team competed Thursday, March 8, at the state competition held at the Franklin County Courthouse. The team performed well but fell short in its efforts to make it to the national competition. The prosecution side won its match against Logan. The defense tied West Jefferson and, then, lost by one point. West placed in the top 18 teams in the state this year and had five trial wins overall and 10 outstanding awards. Sophomore Whitney Campbell received Best Attorney award at state, and senior Jordan Willis won Best Witness.
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Portsmouth West High School Mock Trial Team is state-bound after its Regional Competition performance on Friday, Feb. 16. Senior Jordan Willis won the Outstanding Witness award for her performance in both the plaintiff and defense trials. Senior Noah Lovins received the Outstanding Attorney award. Upon qualifying for state, PWHS is ranked among the top 35 teams in the state out of the 347 teams that competed at districts.
On Thursday and Friday, March 8-9, the team will compete at the state competition held at the Franklin County Courthouse. Saturday, March 10, the final championship round will be held at the Ohio Statehouse. The team who wins the state championship will then represent Ohio at the National High School Mock Trial Championship held in Reno, Nevada, May 10-13.
Members of the 2015-2016 Mock Trial Team are: