by Alisha Dellinger

The advisor of Portsmouth West High School's 2018-2019 Mock Trial team is Ms.Johnson. Composition season will be starting in January 2019m but the practices will begin September 26, 2018. Any students interested in participating in Mock Trial please see Ms. Johnson as soon as possible. To know more about Mock Trial click here. 


Savannah Baker 

Jacob Bays

Whitney Campbell 

Nick Gray 

Evan Green 

John Jones 

Gabe Kouns

Anna Lovins 

Cole Tackett 

Taran Willis 

Chandler McClurg 

Kaylee Scott

Alexa Leist 



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.

To view more on Ohio High School Mock Trial, click here. Contact Ms. Moorhead, PWHS advisor, if you'd like to participate next year.


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:

Eli Cole
Daulton Pertuset
Nick Hoover
Nate Hoover
Seth Shepherd
Samantha Foster
Michayla Toppins
Brenton Crabtree
Shyanne Zoellner

More Info Coming Soon!

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