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Southview Mock Trial Teams Compete at Regionals

Two mock trial teams from Southview Middle School competed in the regional mock trial competition in West Des Moines.  There were 38 teams from around the metro area competing, the top 12 teams were chosen to move onto a single elimination playoff round.


The Southview "Gold" team earned a spot in the top 12 and represented Southview at the mock trial play-offs. Gold team members include Kaylie Brandhorst, Jemma Bullock, Elizabeth Clark, Natalie Phillips, Hannah Pross, Luke Robie, Connor Slack, Adam Snowden, and Gabe Wagner. 


The Southview “Maroon” team had an outstanding day of competition as well, but did not qualify for the playoffs. The Maroon team members include Nicki Casady, Abby Johnson, Erin Kennedy, Marissa Larson-Minar, Kaden Leiendecker, Grant Miner, Lydia Pesek, and Maya Pilcher.


In addition, many students from both teams earned the distinction of "outstanding witness" or "outstanding attorney" for their performance at the competition. 


Gold Team at the Play-Off Round on Wednesday 

Southview gold mock trial team

Back row: Luke Robie, Elizabeth Clark, Adam Snowden, Natatlie Phillips, Jemma Bullock

Front row: Connor Slack, Gabe Wagner, Hannah Pross, Kaylie Brandhorst


Maroon Team at Regional Competition on Monday 

Southview maroon mock trial team

Back row: Grant Miner, Marissa Larson-Minar, Kaden Leiendecker

Middle row: Abby Johnson, Nicki Casady, Lydia Pesek

Front row: Erin Kennedy, Maya Pilcher