McCallie Places in Top 20 at National Mock Trial

The McCallie School of Chattanooga represented the state of Tennessee at the 2012 National High School Mock Trial Championship in Albuquerque earlier this month, placing 16th out of 46 teams. In addition, McCallie student Christian Talley was named one of seven outstanding attorneys in the competition. The Tennessee team squared off against schools from Alabama and Kansas, as well as St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic from Guam, which placed eighth in the competition, and Hinsdale Central from Illinois, which placed ninth. The case, which the students had just one month to learn, centered on the assassination of a Department of Homeland Security agent by a former CIA operative who had taken up contracting work. Following apprehension, the assassin turned informant and testified against a U.S. congressman accused of covering up a million-dollar fraud involving the theft of natural gas. Read more about the team in the Chattanoogan