A case involving an accused arsonist was the challenge local mock trial teams faced at the recent Region 10 District 1 Mock Trial Competition which recently was held at the Scranton courthouse. The Western Wayne Mock Trial Team participated in this event which took place on February 8th for the defense and on February 16th for the prosecution. Western Wayne competed against Holy Cross for the defense round and Dunmore for the prosecution/ plaintiff round.
The students from the Western Wayne team learned a lot from their experience about preparing and presenting a trial. All of the eight students on the Western Wayne team believe that in some way this opportunity will help them in the pursuit of their future goals. The members of the Western Wayne Mock Trial team are pictured with their adviser. From left, in front: Lindsey Karwacki, Samantha Pritzlaff, and Holly Oppelt. From left, behind: Mr. Jared Hayden, Vidya Vanyo, Amanda Herold, Emily Garcia, Nadia Vanyo, and Martin Spewak.