A Columbia school has finished as third in the nation after appearing at a mock trial competition.
Agathos Classical School’s Mock Trial Team finished its year ranking third in the nation after competing in the National Mock Trial Competition this weekend in Reno, Nevada, The Daily Herald reported.
“They did all that could be asked of them,” Columbia attorney Jason Whatley, one of the team’s coaches, posted on Facebook. Cory Ricci was the other coach.
The Columbia team and Washington state were the two undefeated teams, winning trials at the regional, state and national levels. Agathos Classical’s victories included defeating a two-time champion team from Georgia.
Lead attorney Luke Worsham won Best Attorney, top 10 in the nation, Whatley said.
Three of the teams Agathos Classical faced had top 10 attorneys, including North Carolina, which was the reigning champion.
Teams from Washington and Minnesota finished first; Columbia’s team could not compete due to the program’s regulations.
Agathos Classical team member students were: Worsham, Josiah Burns, Ella Seago, Luke Epley, Fern Greene, Samuel Whatley, Asher Black, Rebekah Epley, Levi Pettit, Matthew Whatley and Ethan Seago.
Two of the 2018 team members were honored in the 2017 season: Worsham was awarded the Robert Horton Campbell Award for Best Advocate for the Prosecution. Ethan Seago was honored with the team’s Most Valuable Player award.