3/3/2014 9:00:00 AM
|The Rhinelander High School students who will compete in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament in Madison are (front row, from left) Erin Tenderholt, Anna Catlin, Ellie Rickman, Albiona Sabani, (back row) Sydney Schallock, Lydia O’Brien, Mike Anderson, Amber Sheth and Emily Ditzler. (Submitted photo)|
RHS mock trial team prepares for state
Rhinelander High School will be competing at the 31st annual Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament in Madison on Sunday, March 9.
Rhinelander is the defending state champion, having won the state title 16 times, including six of the last 10 years.
Eleven regional champions and five wild-card teams will be participating in the tournament this year. The other regional champions are River Falls, D.C. Everest, Appleton Xavier, La Crosse Logan, Middleton, Oregon, Shorewood, Lodi, Brookfield Academy, and Franklin. The wildcard teams are Superior, River Valley, Beaver Dam, Wauwatosa, and Christian Life (Kenosha).
Four rounds of competition will be held at the Dane County Courthouse on March 9. The rounds are power-paired, pitting winners against winners, until the top two teams in the tournament are determined. The finalists will be announced during a banquet on Sunday evening and they will compete for the state title on Monday, March 10, before the justices of the State Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson presiding.
Senior co-captains Amber Sheth and Lydia O'Brien are the only returning members of last year's state championship team. The other members of the team are juniors Mike Anderson and Erin Tenderholt, sophomores Anna Catlin and Emily Ditzler, and freshmen Ellie Rickman, Albiona Sabani, and Sydney Schallock.
The faculty adviser is Kathy Vick-Martini and the attorney coaches are Jim Jacobi and Mike Bloom.
Read more about the RHS mock trial team's preparations for the state tournament in Thursday's River News.
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