Kingsport Home School Wins 1st Mock Trial Championship

Kingsport Area Christian Home Education Association (KACHEA) claimed the state high school mock trial championship title this month, defeating Montgomery Bell Academy of Nashville. The 33rd annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition was sponsored by the TBA Young Lawyers Division and involved 14 teams and 200 volunteers, including lawyers, law students and paralegals. In addition, sitting judges in the state presided over the trial rounds, with Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William Koch presiding over the championship match. The Kingsport team will represent Tennessee at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Indianapolis, Ind., May 9-11. See team rankings and award winners on the 2013 competition webpage and see photos from the championship round.

Special thanks goes to Mock Trial Committee Chair Troy Weston with Eldridge & Blakney in Knoxville and Vice Chair Will Holloway with Schell, Binkley & Davies in Franklin for their work organizing this year’s problem and competition, as well as committee members Kristen Corn, Franklin; Josh Dougan, Jackson; Candi Henry, Nashville; Holland Matthews, Columbia; Bill McManus, Jonesborough; Angela Rauber, Knoxville; Robert Sands, Murfreesboro; and Tommy Santel, Murfreesboro. See a list of all attorney volunteers and judges who assisted this year.