Friday, April 8, 2011

Springing into Spring at TMA

The past week has been a busy time for Thurgood Marshall Academy students. On Thursday, students in Mr. Hendrick’s Street Law class participated in the first round of an annual mock trial competition with other local area high school students. The presiding judge, a federal prosecutor at the Department of Justice, told the students, “I was blown away with how well you did as attorneys. The witnesses also did a superb job. Overall this was one of the best mock trials, if not the best, I’ve ever seen.” Several students were given recognition for their work including:

Moo Ho Bae—Best Defense Attorney
Shaunise Stewart—Best Plaintiff Attorney
Marquia Monroe—Best witness for the defense
Tiana Long—Best witness for the plantiff.

On Monday, students participated in the second round of the mock trial competition at the D.C. Superior Courthouse, and again did a fantastic job! Again several students were recognized for their work:
Best Plaintiff Attorney-Jessica Perry
Best Plaintiff Witness-Natalia Austin
Best Defense Attorney-Moo Ho Bae
Best Defense Witness-Marquia Monroe

Congratulations to all of the participating students for their exceptional work and dedication, it paid off!

On Saturday the TMA Warrior Debate team participated in their final debate tournament of the year. The team finished in 8th place overall and are busy preparing for the Urban Debate League Championship in May!

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