WYOMING SEMINARY MOCK TRIAL TEAM SUCCESSFUL

WYOMING SEMINARY MOCK TRIAL TEAM SUCCESSFUL-The Wyoming Seminary Mock Trial team recently competed in the third annual Benjamin Franklin Invitational Tournament, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The team placed first out of 44 teams in this prestigious event, billed as the most competitive Mock Trial competition in the state. This was the third time that the Sem team received first place honors, and it was the only team to go undefeated in the tournament. In addition, senior Salvadore Diaz of Duryea received an Outstanding Attorney Award, his second such award in four weeks. He also received the award at the University of Pittsburgh High School Mock Trial Tournament held January 4-5. Shown after competing in the Benjamin Franklin Invitational Tournament are, front from left: freshman Avery Conyngham, freshman Emily Laurore, senior Christina Adameck, senior Christina Thomas, team tri-captain, Drums; senior Alxis Boyle, team tri-captain; sophomore Sara Edgar, junior Joseph-John Simons, and freshman Julien Simons. Back: junior Kaylee Slusser, junior Kelly Jesikiewicz, Mountain Top; senior Salvadore Diaz, team tri-captain, Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-17th, Pa., guest speaker for tournament closing ceremony; and sophomore Samarth Desai.