Albany County champs: Falcon Mock Trial Club

Screen shot of members of the Mock Trial Club

Congratulations to the Albany High Mock Trial Club, which defeated the top-seeded Albany Academies Tuesday to become the Albany County champions in the virtual New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament.

The Falcon team now advances to the regional championships, which will be held in mid-April.

Albany High represented the side of the plaintiff in the civil case of Macca Elery McClaughlin vs. Lee and Robbie McLaughlin. The case involved a daughter suing her parents for funds that they allegedly mismanaged during the time she was a minor.

Led by adviser Leah Evans, the Falcon plaintiff attorneys were Ingrid Colafati, Ronan Costello and Aengus Gillespie. Falcon witnesses were Sarah Bearden, Miriam Eligberg and Naya Kennedy.

There are about 40 members in this year’s Mock Trial Club, and this is its first year competing in the state tournament.

Great job by all, and best of luck at regionals!