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HHS mock trial teams win awards

The Hendersonville High School mock trial teams recently completed competition in the 2014 North Carolina Advocates for Justice Mock Trial competition, winning numerous awards.

HHS has two teams, the Bears and the Cats.
The Bears team members are Carol Kowald, Karen Sanchez, Otto Singer, Andrea Kolarova, Mason Stallings, Meghan Reid, Michael Bowen and Kendall Wick. Competing in the Asheville Regional on Saturday, Feb. 1, the Bears won one of their two trials. Below are the award winners:
Mason Stallings – Judges Choice – Best Attorney – All- Region
Andre Kolarova – Judges Choice – Best Witness – All –Region
Michael Bowen – Student Choice – Star Witness
Karen Sanchez – – Student Choice – Star Attorney
Carol Kowald – Student Choice – Star Attorney
Otto Singer – Student Choice – Star Witness
The Cats team members are Clare Little, Margaret Dillon, Rachel Allen, Eleanor Palmer, Jacob Bushe, Julia Slawek, Nathanael Lemmens and Alex Salvaggio. The Cats team won the Charlotte Regional on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Cats won all three trials and advanced to the state finals.
Charlotte Regional award winners were:
Rachel Allen – Judges Choice – Best Attorney – All- Region ,
Judges Choice - Best Witness- All-Region –
2 Student Choice – Star Attorney
Eleanor Palmer – Judges Choice – Best Attorney - All-Region ,
Student Choice – Star Witness
Margaret Dillon – Student Choice – Star Attorney
Clare Little - Judges Choice – Best Attorney – All- Region,
2 Student Choice – Star Witness

The Cats competed in the state finals Feb. 28-March 1 at Campbell Law School in Raleigh. The Cats won the first trial and advanced to the state semi-finals, where they lost to Greenville Rose High School.
Individual Winners at State Finals were:
Eleanor Palmer – Judges Choice - Best Attorney – All- State
Clare Little – Student Choice - Star Attorney
Nathanael Lemmens - Student Choice - Star Attorney
Rachel Allen - Student Choice - Star Witness
Alex Salvaggio - Student Choice - Star Witness
Mock trial is a national competition in which students create teams of attorneys and witnesses to put on a fictional case in court in front of attorneys and judges. All high schools, home schools, charter schools and private schools compete together regardless of size or location within North Carolina.