November 11-12th, Tam High Mock Trial’s Varsity and (first-ever) Junior Varsity team competed at the 4th annual Beach Ball Mock Trial Invitational hosted by Stand Up Mock Trial. After 4 rounds each (8 in total) against some of the top teams in California, Tam’s Varsity team took third – winning with 6 out of 8 ballots. Their Junior Varsity team also had a record finish – winning 4 out of 8 ballots.
Captain and senior Elissa Asch and junior Emily Spears won awards for outstanding attorney and junior Celeste Moore won an individual award for Best Witness.
Overall, the tournament was – as usual – superbly run. Tam High enjoyed staying at the Marriott in Irvine and and facing off against some of the twenty teams attending. They look forward to their next tournament hosted by the Menlo School.