Parkview Debate and Acting students captured first and second place at the Arkansas Mock Trial Championships sponsored by The Arkansas Bar Association. The varsity Blue Team racked up nine wins and no losses to earn a spot in the championship round. The junior varsity Red Team garnered eight wins to only one loss, and defeated the defending state champions to land in the finals. In a 2-1 ballot decision by a jury of Arkansas Bar Association members, the decision went to the Blue Team. Those students will represent Arkansas at the National Mock Trial Championships in Madison, WI May 7-11.
STATE CHAMPS: Front Row: Melissa Vachon (10); Melody Garrett (11); Hannah Burdette (11); Arkansas Bar Association President, Jim Simpson; Claire Frueauff (12); Colin Boyd (12). Second Row: Deborah Rookey (12), Luke Kim (12), Ramzee Williams (12)
STATE TEAMS: Bottom Row: Jordan Borst (11), Jordan McElroy (11), Second Row: Andres Rodriquez (10); Leila Kerr (12); Billie Harmon (12); Melody Garrett (11); Hannah Burdette (11); Jim Simpson, Arkansas Bar Association President; Claire Frueauff( 12); Lexi Baltzley( 12); Josie Efird (11) Third Row: Deborah Rookey (12), Melissa Vachon (10), Colin Boyd (12), Sean Anderson (11). Top Row: Luke Kim, Ramzee Williams(12).