Sussex Academy students participated in their first Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, held in February in Wilmington.

Sussex Academy juniors Grace Scott and Jack Faust founded the Mock Trial Club at Sussex Academy as part of their CAS — Community, Activity, Service — project; a requirement for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Together, they created the club, raised the funds to participate in the competition and, with the assistance of their club supervisor, Theresa Desmond, created a team.

The Delaware High School’s Mock Trial Competition provides participating students with a case to analyze and present. The case chosen is one of interest to students and raises important social issues. During the Mock Trial, students participate in the roles of witnesses and attorneys. The competition has four preliminary rounds allowing each team the opportunity to present both sides of the case.

The Sussex Academy team, comprised of freshman, sophomores and juniors, took 18th place out of 28 competing teams.

Scott and Faust have begun raising funds for the club to participate in the 2019 competition.

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