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MHS mock trial

Karen Lloyd’s business law students at Mathews High School got the chance to experience the judicial system up close in a real courtroom setting as they held a mock trial on Dec. 11 in Mathews Circuit Court. Above from left, Concepcion Tello (portraying defendant Brit Reynolds) and her defense attorneys Madison Manning and Stuart Anderson prepare to battle the prosecution team of Sophia Bandurco and Casey Dalton. Below, Mathews Circuit Court Clerk Angela Ingram, at right, swears in prosecution witness Britnee Moore, who is playing the part of a police officer. Maj. John Williams of the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office (in background) and Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw were also among the participants. The Mathews students are preparing for the state competition, which will be held on March 21 and 22 in Williamsburg. The competition is a means of evaluating student preparation and performance, cumulatively by trial, against other teams. A trial is “won” based...

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