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NP3 Mock Trial Teams Prepares for Competition

By Jack Fedor
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

The NP3 High mock trial team is preparing for the Sacramento County competition which starts early next month.

The Sacramento County Mock Trial competition is scheduled to take place from February to March this year and will include seven rounds.

The Sacramento County Mock Trial contest includes a mix of online and in-person competitions.

This will be the second year that the first six rounds will take place virtually.

The top team from the Sacramento County will compete in the California Mock Trial championship scheduled for March in Los Angeles.

Each team is guaranteed four trials during which students play the roles such as attorney, witness, bailiff and clerk.

NP3 High’s trials are scheduled for Feb. 2, Feb. 8, Feb. 17 and March 2. Each will take place and will be viewable online.

The 16-student team has 10 new team members this year.

“I have never shown interest in law, especially mock trial but the idea came to me when my friend and teammate Morsal Abdali brought up the team to me,” said witness Stefany Munoz. “As soon as I attended the meetings I was interested and excited to get involved. Due to the pandemic, competitions won’t be in person but I know my team and I will find the best in it and have fun.”

The team began their season later this year and started preparing for the trials in October. Typically teams begin preparations in September.

NP3 High is looking to make a comeback. The team finished in ninth place last season, one spot outside of the quarter-final round.

The team has already participated in a virtual scrimmage in early January against Acalanes High School. Acalanes High School finished in second place in Contra Costa county last season.

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