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Members of the Bemidji High School Mock Trial team pose for a photo at their practice on Wednesday evening as they prepare to head to the state meet, after being named Region 2 Champions recently. Shown above, from left, Amy Peterson, Tessa Johnson, Chloe Lundberg, Lyla Evye, Laura Lee Miller, Kaitlyn Hazard, Anderson Carter, Maya Grantier and Tessa Grantier. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

BHS mock trial team heading to state

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For a second year in a row, the Bemidji High School Mock Trial team has been named champion of Region 2 and will again be headed to the state meet.

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The team, consisting of Paul Enger, Lyla Evje, Maya Grantier, Laura Lee Miller, Julia Armstrong, Anderson Carter, Tessa Johnson, Kaitlyn Hazard, Amy Peterson, Lake Brooks, Libby Herried and Chloe Lundberg, is coached by Jeff Aas and Katie Nolting.

They will compete against 11 other teams at the state competition Tuesday and Wednesday in Rochester, Minn.

Last year was the first year a team from Bemidji qualified to go to state in more than one decade.

Mock Trial is an educational program in which students assume the role of witnesses and attorneys in reality-based civil and criminal law cases.

Representing both sides in a trial, a school's team works with a teacher and attorney coaches developing their case and learning the rule of law.

Each year, the Minnesota State Bar Association makes a new set of mock trial materials based on an important issue facing America's youth. The materials include a hypothetical case, lesson plans on the issues in the case and competition rules and guidelines.

The MSBA prepares affidavits for the witnesses just like a real murder trial. Because students and their coaches do not know if they will be speaking on behalf of prosecution or for the defense until just before or on the day of a mock trial competition, they must be prepared for anything.

All mock trial teams must follow the rules of the Minnesota High School Mock Trial Competition and the Minnesota High School Mock Trial Rules of Evidence.

The BHS Mock Trial team had an undefeated season this year. On Feb. 3, the team scored the second highest number of points achieved during a meet in the state with 251 points. The season totals are as follows:

E Jan. 24, Bemidji High School beat Pequot Lakes High School 181-167 at Becker County Courthouse.

E Jan. 26, BHS beat Albany High School 232-226 at Otter Tail County Courthouse.

E Feb. 3, BHS beat Albany High School 251-228 at Stevens County Courthouse.

E Feb. 16, BHS beat Battle Lake High School 224-212 at Otter Tail County Courthouse.

E Feb. 23, BHS beat Pequot Lakes High School 225-191 at Otter Tail County Courthouse.

For a second year in a row, the Bemidji High School Mock Trial team has been named champion of Region 2 and will again be headed to the state meet.

The team, consisting of Paul Enger, Lyla Evje, Maya Grantier, Laura Lee Miller, Julia Armstrong, Anderson Carter, Tessa Johnson, Kaitlyn Hazard, Amy Peterson, Lake Brooks, Libby Herried and Chloe Lundberg, is coached by Jeff Aas and Katie Nolting.

They will compete against 11 other teams at the state competition Tuesday and Wednesday in Rochester, Minn.

Last year was the first year a team from Bemidji qualified to go to state in more than one decade.

Mock Trial is an educational program in which students assume the role of witnesses and attorneys in reality-based civil and criminal law cases.

Representing both sides in a trial, a school's team works with a teacher and attorney coaches developing their case and learning the rule of law.

Each year, the Minnesota State Bar Association makes a new set of mock trial materials based on an important issue facing America's youth. The materials include a hypothetical case, lesson plans on the issues in the case and competition rules and guidelines.

The MSBA prepares affidavits for the witnesses just like a real murder trial. Because students and their coaches do not know if they will be speaking on behalf of prosecution or for the defense until just before or on the day of a mock trial competition, they must be prepared for anything.

All mock trial teams must follow the rules of the Minnesota High School Mock Trial Competition and the Minnesota High School Mock Trial Rules of Evidence.

The BHS Mock Trial team had an undefeated season this year. On Feb. 3, the team scored the second highest number of points achieved during a meet in the state with 251 points. The season totals are as follows:

- Jan. 24, Bemidji High School beat Pequot Lakes High School 181-167 at Becker County Courthouse.

- Jan. 26, BHS beat Albany High School 232-226 at Otter Tail County Courthouse.

- Feb. 3, BHS beat Albany High School 251-228 at Stevens County Courthouse.

- Feb. 16, BHS beat Battle Lake High School 224-212 at Otter Tail County Courthouse.

- Feb. 23, BHS beat Pequot Lakes High School 225-191 at Otter Tail County Courthouse.

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