Valley into "Elite 8"
Valley into "Elite 8"
Posted on 03/01/2018
Valley into "Elite 8"

The Valley Mock Trial team of Sophie Spaner, Maeve Collins, Gabby Pitruzzello, Jenna LoMonaco, Erin LoMonaco, Celia Robins and Maggie Dipierdomenico competed in the "Elite 8" round of the State Mock Trial competition.  Held on Monday, February 12th at the U.S. District Court in North Haven, 25 teams with a win-win record in their first two trials were eligible to compete.  Valley won against Northwestern Regional in the play-in round, and won against Bethel in the round of 16, held at Quinnipiac University School of Law on Friday, February 9th.

Although the Valley team, presenting their Prosecution, lost to Weston's Defense, it was the first time for Valley to break into the Elite 8. 

Teams receive the trial in September and work through the case throughout the next several months.  Each team consists of both a Prosecution and a Defense, with three students playing the role of lawyer and three students as their witnesses.