Texas Home Schoolers Excel in Moot Court – Again!

2013 Moot Court Finalists

Texas home schoolers brought home top honors from the National High School Moot Court Competition once again. They competed against public and private school students from all across the country in simulated appellate court proceedings. Moot court tests students’ reasoning and oral advocacy skills, as well as their understanding of the judicial system and Constitutional law.

More than 100 students competed in preliminary rounds on the Washington College of Law campus in Washington, D.C. The next day the top 32 advocates, including all seven members of the Texas home school group, advanced to argue in the D.C. Federal District Courthouse. The students responded to intense questioning from a panel of judges during their oral arguments.

This year the Best Respondent title goes to Adam Gonzales and Best Petitioner is Isaac Sommers. This is Isaac’s second win in as many years. Other finalists include:

Joshua Upham – Finalist
Hannah Vecseri – Semi-Finalist
Thatcher Townsen – Quarter-Finalist
Greg Guggenmos – Octa-Finalist
Angelle Halvorson – Octa-Finalist

All of the students also compete in NCFCA Speech & Debate, which has helped refine their reasoning and public speaking skills. They were coached by Robert Sommers and Melanie Corley. Congratulations to these students!

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