JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Northview mock trial team had an outstanding weekend at the state competition, making it to the Final Four and then the state championship for the first time in Northview history.
Overall, the team placed second in the state of Georgia.
The team is coached by teacher-coach Elizabeth Lake and attorney-coaches Paul Dietrick, Jim Stewart and Jennifer Green.
Student attorneys on the team include Erin Smith, Shreya Ganeshan, Harris Gu, Alisha Goel, Patrick Wu and Hayden Cox. Student actors who portrayed witnesses include Madeline Evans, Aya Badr, Sehar Ali, Bryant Anthony, Harsha Sridhar and Amber Scales.
Student timekeepers are Bianca Lall and Brandon Scales.
The following students earned awards from the panel of judges:
Goel, Gu, Smith and Wu each earned an Outstanding Attorney award.
Evans and Sridhar each earned an Outstanding Witness award.
Scales earned Outstanding Witness awards in three rounds of competition.
In addition to awards given by the panel of judges, teams at state are permitted to give one award to their favorite performer.
The following students earned awards as outstanding performers from other teams:
Smith, Goel and Evans earned awards from one team each.
Sridhar earned awards from two teams.
Ganeshan earned awards from three teams.