Sandy Creek Mock Trial Team prepares for first competition

The Sandy Creek High School Mock Trial team is busy preparing its cases for the upcoming Oswego County Mock Trial Competition.

The team, under the direction of advisor Jonna St. Croix and attorney advisor Tim McClusky, is gathering evidence and working on the case of Morgan Martin v. Cattaraugus Programming University.

Sandy Creek High School's mock trial team prepares for first competition.
Sandy Creek High School’s mock trial team prepares for first competition.

The team, consisting of 9th – 12th graders, has to prepare its cases for both the defense and the prosecution and depending on whom they face and in what round, will need to present that case in the competition.

Teams of “attorneys” conferred with their “witnesses” and others pertinent to the case during a recent meeting of the team.

Pictured, left to right are: Rosie Morgan, Attorney Tim McClusky, Brigid McClusky, Allison Donahoe, Maggie King, Justin Haskins, Clarice Thibault, Jay Ivison, Zach Halsey, Josh Lococo, Earl Sandoy, Brett Wolfe, Sarah McDougal, Jake Benedict, Liz Sedore, and Teacher Advisor Jonna St. Croix.

Missing from the photo are Rachel Yerden and Karinna Snyder.

The team’s first competition is planned for the end of February.

Four other county districts are participating in the Mock Trial coordinated by Thom Benedetto and the Oswego County Bar Association, and they include Mexico, Central Square and Phoenix.