Santa Barbara Unified had a strong showing at the 40th annual Santa Barbara County Mock Trial competition on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Santa Barbara Unified swept the top four spots at the competition, with Dos Pueblos High School A Team winning first place. San Marcos, Dos Pueblos B Team, and Santa Barbara High Schools rounded out the top four.
Dos Pueblos A Team will represent Santa Barbara County at the Mock Trial State Finals in Los Angeles from March 17-19.
The team members on the Dos Pueblos A team include Liam Avolio, Edo Barel, Tobin Bohley, Victoria Chen, Charlotte Choi, Elyssa Crutchfield, Theo Evans, McKenzie Kelly, Rachel Lenchner, Anastasia Li, Koi Liechti, Amelia Mendro, Jacob Molina, Daniel Nickolov, William Shen, Maxfield Steele, Alok Thakrar, Sienna Valentine, Jonathan Yang, and Io Zhu.
“We are so proud of the great showing from our students,” said Dr. Hilda Maldonado, Superintendent. “The Mock Trial teams spent hours preparing for the competition, and their hard work shows in the results. We wish the Dos Pueblos students the best of luck as they compete in the State Finals.
Carpinteria and Laguna Blanca High Schools also took part in the competition.
The Mock Trial competition is held by the Santa Barbara County Education Office, Santa Barbara County Superior Court, and the Constitutional Rights Foundation.