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Elk Grove H.S. Wins 2019 County Mock Trial Competition

Jesuit H.S. Places Second in 40th Annual Competition

After several days of intense courtroom competition and careful deliberations by esteemed judges, the verdicts are in for the 2019 Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Mock Trial Competition: Elk Grove High School is this year’s champion. The team now advances to the California Mock Trial Competition, held at the Sacramento County Superior Courthouse March 22–24.

Twenty high school teams competed in the 2019 Sacramento County competition, including two from Yolo County. Jesuit High School placed second, followed by Sacramento Country Day School in third, and Rio Americano High School in fourth. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), which coordinates the event, announced the winners at an awards ceremony last night. Kelley Weiss, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for UC Davis School of Law, served as the emcee.

Sacramento County Mock Trial Results

Sacramento County

  • 1st Place: Elk Grove High School (Elk Grove Unified)
  • 2nd Place: Jesuit High School (Diocese of Sacramento)
  • 3rd Place: Sacramento Country Day School (Private)
  • 4th Place: Rio Americano High School (San Juan Unified)
  • 5th Place: Casa Roble Fundamental High School (San Juan Unified)
  • 6th Place: Vista del Lago High School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • 7th Place: Del Campo High School (San Juan Unified)
  • 8th Place: Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Charter High School (Natomas Unified)

Yolo County

  • 1st Place: Da Vinci Charter Academy (Davis Joint Unified)

About Mock Trial

The Mock Trial Competition simulates a trial-level proceeding in which students portray the roles of pre-trial counsel, prosecuting and defense attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, bailiffs, and jurors before a single presiding judge and two scoring judges. Volunteers from local law firms and other legal organizations served as scoring and presiding judges for the five-day event.

About the State Competition

California’s Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America’s young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society.


Elk Grove team posing with plaques

Elk Grove High School was the first place Sacramento County​ Mock Trial team.

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