Mineola, NY - May 13, 2015 - Case closed. The student team from Stella K. Abraham High School For Girls out-argued 48 schools in the courtroom to win this year's Nassau County Championship in the 2015 New York State Mock Trial Tournament. Coordinated each year by the Nassau County Bar Association, the contest pits high school teams against one another to argue their case before judges in courtrooms of the Supreme Court in Mineola. The Nassau competition has the highest student participation in the state. This year, 122 attorneys and judges volunteered to coach teams and preside at trials, and more than 500 students from 48 high schools competed in 7 rounds, consisting of 77 individual trials.
The Stella K. Abraham team will compete against winners from seven other regions of New York State for the state championship in Albany, May 17-19.
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Pictured: The 2015 Mock Trial Tournament Nassau Championship team Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, Hewlett, shows off the traditional Marcus G. Christ Championship Trophy presented by the Nassau County Bar Association on May 5.
Pictured in Gallery: With the students are (standing left) NCBA Mock Trial Co-Chair Hon. John Marks, NCBA Community Relations Administrator Caryle Katz, who coordinates the Tournament; and (standing right) Co-Chairs Hon. Marilyn Genoa and Michael Markowitz. The volunteer attorneys who coached the students are seated in the middle, Saritte Wolkenstein and Brynde Berkowitz.