NDA Mock Trial Team Headed to State

The future is bright for Notre Dame Academy’s Mock Trial Team! NDA’s Mock Trial B Team, comprised of 6 freshman and 1 junior, placed 4th at Regionals, earning them a berth in the Kentucky High School Mock Trial State Tournament.

Over the weekend of February 2 – 3, NDA sent two Mock Trial teams to compete in the Louisville Regional Tournament. The top 8 teams from both the Louisville Regional Tournament and the Lexington Regional Tournament, go on to compete at the Kentucky High School Mock Trial State Tournament, February 28 – March 1, in Covington, Kentucky.

At the conclusion of the weekend, each team was awarded a Best Witness and a Best Attorney. For Team A, Briana Seibert won Best Witness and Emma Scharstein won Best Attorney. On Team B, lone junior, Dani Shoemake was awarded Best Attorney, while there was a tie for Best Witness between Kirsten Spillman and Isabelle Minning.

Both teams are coached by three former Notre Dame Academy Pandas. For the second year, the 2019-2020 Pandas are led by Katelyn (Connor) Mollett ’08, Amy Hebbeler ’09 and Emily (Cooney) Couch ’10. All three alumnae are current practicing attorneys in our community. 

Congratulations to all of our Mock Trial-ers and best of luck to Team B at the Kentucky High School Mock Trial State Tournament!

Team A: Mara Schutt, Emma Scharstein, Bri Seibert, Katrina Hildebrand, Josie Monfort, Clare Hooper, Katie Crail

Team B: Dani Shoemake, Ava Middendorf, Jaiden Ford, Mia Bishop, Kira Kent, Elissa Romer, Caroline Boehmer, Isabelle Minning, Kirsten Spillman and Emma Meyer