The Richard Montgomery HS Mock Trial Team Wins State Championship

by MCS Staff

The Richard Montgomery Mock Trial team won the Maryland Mock Trial State Championships on Friday, March 24 in a close victory over North Point High School. The team went undefeated this season with an 11-0 record. The varsity team, made up of 7 seniors and 5 juniors, began preparing to argue the criminal drug conspiracy case in November 2022.

For the state finals, the defense team argued before the Maryland Supreme Court. Daniel Evans has been the coach of the RM Mock Trial team since 1989, and works closely with Jonathan Taylor, the team sponsor and Law teacher at RM, and Benjamin Vaughan, the attorney advisor, to support the students. The attorneys are seniors Shayyan Ahmed, Shairee Arora, Allison Howlett, Kit Kringel, Jake Lee, and Scout Pollack. The witnesses are senior Claire Johnson and juniors Marissa Boucher, Eva-Jessy Guech, Susanna Hubacker, Georgia Levine, and Emma McCarthy. All information above and photos below courtesy of Allison Howlett.

(L-R) Seniors Claire Johnson, Jake Lee, Scout Pollack, Shairee Arora, Allison Howlett, Shayyan Ahmed, and Kit Kringel

The defense team, Susanna Hubacker, Allison Howlett, Shayyan Ahmed, Emma McCarthy, Shairee Arora, and Georgia Levine

The varsity team and alternates pictures with Daniel Evans.

The attorneys, Shayyan Ahmed, Shairee Arora, and Allison Howlett, pictured in the Maryland Supreme Court before the State Final round

The varsity team pictured with Daniel Evans and Jonathan Taylor.
Top row (L-R): Jake Lee, Georgia Levine, Claire Johnson, Shairee Arora, Daniel Evans, Kit Kringel, Jonathan Taylor, Eva-Jessy Guech, Emma McCarthy
Front row (L-R): Shayyan Ahmed, Scout Pollack, Allison Howlett, Susanna Hubacker, and Marissa Boucher.


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