Chapin Mock Trial Goes To State

Students in the Mock Trial and adviser Ms. Brinkley

Students in the Mock Trial and adviser Ms. Brinkley

After placing first at regional competition at the Lexington Court Center on February 25th, Chapin High School’s Mock Trial competed in the state competition at the Matthew Perry Federal Court House on Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th.

There were 12 teams including Chapin that were present at the competition. Chapin placed 11th in the state.

“You get a case from the South Carolina Bar and put it together. It’s basically fake court,” explains senior, Kayleigh Riser, who has gone to state with the mock trial team three times.

Two schools compete against each other with the prosecution of one school against the defense of the other school and vice versa. Chapin faced Myrtle Beach, Heathwood Hall, and Bob Jones Academy in the competition.
Jessie Milliff, a junior, said that Chapin’s team was power matched and described the other teams as being “high ranked” and “very good.” However, she noted Chapin’s team “performed very well against them” as well.