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Helena mock trial team honored by Montana Supreme Court

Posted at 9:09 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 23:09:34-04

HELENA – Last month, MTN introduced you to Helena high’s mock trial team as they were preparing for the state competition in Idaho.

On Wednesday, after successful eighth- and ninth-place finishes and seven individual awards, the team visited Montana’s top court for a Hometown Recognition Ceremony.

Some of the state’s Supreme Court justices were on hand to award the students with certificates and personally thank them for representing the Treasure State in the mock trial competition.

“It’s really cool because mock trial only started a few years ago and we’re a fairly small club,” said Helena High’s mock trial president Grace Johnson. “We’re the only club in Montana and so, having this kind of recognition is really cool for us.”

“I think that we depend on our future generations to understand that critical component of our justice system which is what makes our country a model for all the world,” added Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker.

The club just wrapped up their season, but if you are wanting to learn more as they hopefully continue to grow, contact the attorney coaches. They can be reached at the following addresses: David Morine, at dmorine@hwlawmt.com; Kayleigh Morine, at kmorine@crowleyfleck.com; or faculty coach Kacey Askin, at kaskin@helenaschools.org.

-Reported by Andrew Curtis/MTN News