Glenwood mock trial teams take top 2 places

Glenwood Springs High School is sending two teams to the state mock trial tournament next month.

Glenwood Springs’ A and B teams captured first and second place, respectively, in the West Slope regional tournament that concluded Saturday in the Mesa County Justice Center.

Grand Junction High School won the professionalism award for the competition and the John Sideek Trophy, which is presented by the Mesa County Bar Association to the top team from Mesa County in the memory of the longtime chairman of the mock-trial competition and an attorney with Hoskin Farina and Kampf in Grand Junction.

In individual awards, outstanding attorneys were: Isabel Carlson, Glenwood Springs High School; Callie Felkie, Glenwood Springs High School; Olivia Hayes, Glenwood Springs High School; Paul Harmon, Grand Junction High School; Melanie Taylor, Durango High School; and Chuck Bergren-Aragon, Glenwood Springs High School, who won with the most votes ever received for the award.

Outstanding witnesses were: Whitney Simon, Durango High School; Sean Harmon, Grand Junction High School; Alex Pototsky, Glenwood Springs High School; Alex Munch, Durango High School; Warren Knutson, Glenwood Springs High School; and Francesca Ferlita of Durango High School.

The state mock trial competition will be March 11–12 in the Adams County Justice Center in Brighton.


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