Statebound SHS mock trial team gives free public performanceOne of Superior High School’s mock trial teams will be headed to the state tournament in Madison on Sunday.
One of Superior High School’s mock trial teams will be headed to the state tournament in Madison on Sunday. Mock trial is an academic team activity where students prepare a fictional court case and students assume the roles of attorneys and witnesses. To showcase the hard work these students have put into this year’s case, there will be a public performance on March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse in Judge Kelly Thimm’s courtroom. The performance is free and open to the public.
The school’s two teams, consisting of a total of 14 students, competed in the regional tournament in Eau Claire on Feb. 9. At the tournament, Superior High School’s Team 1 took second place, while Team 2 placed eighth. Based upon their performance at regionals, Team 1 earned a wildcard spot at the state tournament.
Along with the overall team success that Superior saw, two students earned individual outstanding performance awards. Jacob Gondik, a senior on Team 1, and Mikayla Guski, a freshman on Team 2, earned awards for their superior performance as attorneys at the competition.
The students set to compete at the state level are seniors Jacob Gondik, Kylie Kruger, Musea Broberg and Brittany MacDonell as well as sophomore Nicholas Walkowiak and Robert McGrady, a freshman. The teams are coached by teacher advisor Danielle Gondik, attorney coaches Mark Fruehauf and Judge Thimm and UWS student coaches Brandt Devich and Garrett Gondik.