Albany High advances in mock trial tourney
ALBANY, N.Y. (March
9, 2018) --The Albany High School Model UN Club on Thursday defeated
students from Cohoes to advance to the next round of the county-level
New York Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament.
The match was the second victory for the
Falcon team, which defeated Voorheesville on Feb. 27.
In mock trial competitions, each school is
assigned the position of defense or prosecution on a real case. Students
argue both sides of the case and assume the roles of attorneys and
witnesses. Local judges or attorneys score teams based on preparation,
performance and professionalism.
Other student teams participating in the
tournament include Academy of the Holy Names, Albany Academies,
Bethlehem High School, CBA, the Hudson Valley Home School Consortium and
Voorheesville High School.
The next match is March
15 in the Albany County Family Court Chambers.
At the conclusion of elimination rounds in
mid-April, the highest-scoring team will compete in regionals against
other county winners from throughout the state. The top team from New
York’s eight regions will participate in state finals May 13-15.
Members of the Albany High team are:
he mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,600 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.