Wyoming Seminary Students Win Top Awards
WYOMING SEM STUDENTS COMPETE IN MOOT COURT-Twelve Wyoming Seminary students recently competed in the Princeton University Spring Moot Court Tournament. Shown following their participation in the 2015 Moot Court Tournament are, from left: junior Eamon Gibbons, sophomore Meghna Melkote, sophomore Isabella Sobejano, sophomore Samantha Immidisetti, sophomore Olivia Ostrowski, senior Richard Hughes, Mountain Top; senior Samarth Desai, junior Avery Conyngham, junior Emily Laurore, freshman Sophie Guichardan, Drums; sophomore Ameen Bader, Mountain Top; sophomore Abigail Capin, Kingston.

Twelve Wyoming Seminary students recently competed in the Princeton University Spring Moot Court Tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious moot court tournaments in the country and featuring nearly 70 teams from throughout the United States in this year’s competition.

The Sem students competed in six teams of two players each, and the team of juniors Avery Conyngham and Emily Laurore placed second, losing to a New Jersey team by one ballot in the championship round. In addition, sophomores Samantha Immidisetti and Olivia Ostrowski, finished in fourth place, seniors Samarth Desai and Richard Hughes of Mountain Top placed sixth and sophomores Meghna Melkote and Isabella Sobejano placed seventh. The Sem group was the only one to place four teams in the top ten places, a record for Wyoming Seminary.

The Sem Moot Court team was advised by Sem teacher coaches Adam Carlisle and David Johnson, and attorney advisors Atty. Daniel Hollander ’04, the Hon. Richard M. Hughes ’79 and Atty. Joseph C. Ruby.

Moot court is a simulation of an appeals court or Supreme Court hearing in which student attorneys prepare and present oral arguments.