Maryland’s High School Mock Trial State Champion, The Park School of Baltimore County, Wins Nationals
2021 Marks First Time Maryland Has Participated in National Mock Trial Competition!
The Park School of Baltimore County are CHAMPIONS – again! Just a few short weeks ago, Park defeated River Hill in (MYLAW) Maryland Youth and the Law’s 2021 Mock Trial Virtual Championship. But their ambition wasn’t quite exhausted. For the first time ever, Maryland registered to send its state champion to the National High School Mock Trial Competition hosted by the Indiana State Bar Association.
With only 6 weeks of preparation and 4-5 intense weekly practices, The Park School successfully defeated four other “power matched” state champions from Florida, Ohio, Georgia and Illinois, earning them a 4-0 record. After competing against Iowa in the final Championship round, Park seized the 2021 National High School Mock Trial Championship title on May 15, 2021. Overall, 46 state championship teams competed in the National Mock Trial Competition.
The hardworking team of 15, including four graduating seniors, one sophomore and a freshman, was led and supported by Park’s teacher coach, Tony Asdourian, and three attorney coaches who volunteered their time to help make this moment possible for Park’s Mock Trial team. The attorney coaches included Jim Wyda, Matt Rogers and Judge Guido Porcarelli. With approximately 30 practice sessions, the team demonstrates that hard work and persistence does pay off!
Congratulations to The Park School of Baltimore County!