Governor’s School Wins Award in Mock Trial Championships | Hartsville Messenger

The Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville won the Professionalism and Civility Award in the 2021-2022 SC Bar High School Mock State Championship.

The students and coaches of Strom Thurmond High School of Johnson for winning the state mock trial championship

This is the school’s ninth state title.

The state finals, featuring 12 teams, took place virtually March 10-12, with two championship rounds on Saturday.

Carolina Forest High School of Myrtle Beach was the first runner-up.

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Strom Thurmond High, coached by teachers Denise Jackson and Steven McKinney and attorneys Blair and Shane Massey, will represent South Carolina in the National High School Mock Trial Championship hosted virtually by Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Over the past month, between South Carolina State and regional mock trial competitions hosting 34 teams, there have been 250 volunteers composed of presiding judges, lawyers serving as judges and trainer lawyers and law students.

The SC Law Law Education Division and Committee (LRE) thanks all of the volunteer lawyers who made the second year of the virtual competition such a success.

“It’s been an honor to see so many attorneys invest their time with students across the state and share with them not only their passion for the law, but also for their community,” said Cynthia H. Cothran, director of the LRE division. “Mock Trial has 134 seniors graduating this year and thanks to our volunteers, these seniors will take their mock trial experiences with them as they embark on their next journey with everlasting impact on life skills learned, lessons on the rules of evidence, an appreciation for the courts, and friendships with classmates, teachers, attorney trainers, and judges.

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