Mock Trial Team Advances to Regionals
Lake Ridge Academy’s Mock Trial team was the only team to advance to regional competition from the Lorain County district competition, held in January at the Elyria Municipal Courthouse. The Ohio High School Mock Trial competition is hosted annually by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education.
The team will compete on Friday, February 15 at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse in the first round of district competition, with the goal of advancing to the state competition. Lake Ridge Academy has sent a team to the state competition the last two consecutive years and were state champions in 2008.
The Mock Trial club at Lake Ridge Academy is very popular and regularly fields four competitive teams. This year, the school sent four teams to regional competition, with three teams competing at the Lorain County district and one team at the Cuyahoga County district. The advancing team, also known as the Blue Team, earned all four awards - two best attorney awards and two best witness awards.
Members of the Blue Team are: Paul Jonathan Yoo ‘20, Sunny Saini ’21 (Best Attorney Award), Cameron Kaderle ’19 (Best Witness Award), Pablo Pineda ’21, Addie Wisniewski ’20, Adrienne Chan ‘21 (Best Attorney Award), Talon Basiewicz ’20 (Best Witness Award), Alec Wostman ‘19, Maithili Patel ’19, and Faisal Reza ’19.