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    Xavier Students Representing Wisconsin Second Year in a Row

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    May 2, 2012

    Andrea Gage, J.D.
    State Bar of Wisconsin
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    Xavier Students Representing Wisconsin Second Year in a Row

    National High School Mock Trial Raises Awareness of Legal System and Instills Important Life Lessons

    Madison, WI – Xavier High School (Appleton) is pulling off a repeat, going to the National High School Mock Trial Championship after winning the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament for the second year in a row.

    This year's national competition will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico from May 3 through 6. The goal of both the state and national competitions is to promote an understanding and appreciation of our nation's judicial system.

    "We are all very proud of these outstanding young people representing Wisconsin this year. We also appreciate all of the hard work and support offered by their parents, teachers, and coaches," said Michael Rosenberg, chair of the State Bar's Public Education Committee, which administers the Wisconsin program. "The competition is special, because it gives hundreds of students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and respect for the legal system, while developing critical thinking and public speaking skills."

    The following Xavier students are participating in the competition:

    • Meggie Christopher
    • Jimmy Cameron
    • Grace Flaherty
    • Bridget Flaherty
    • Lucas Nelson
    • Chris Rudolph
    • Eric Wert
    • Sarah Metropulos
    • Emily Schmitt – timekeeper

    The team is coached by Xavier High School teacher coaches Kelli McGreevey and Thrish Birr-Zimmer, and by attorney coaches Kevin Lonergan, Daniel Flaherty, Mark Christopher, and Mitch Metropulos. The school has a long history with the competition, also having competed nationally in 2009.

    Read more information about the Mock Trial program and other educational activities here.

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