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Mock Trial Team Attends First Tournament

Mock Trial Team 2013

CONWAY, Ark. (January 25, 2013) - The Hendrix student mock trial team recently competed in its first tournament, the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. 

The following students attended:

  • Luke Castille
  • Elizabeth Forester
  • Micah Graf
  • Nigel Halliday
  • John McAvey
  • Armeen Neshat
  • Will VanScoy
  • Brittany Webb
  • Laura Yoder

Halliday, a freshman, won a Best Attorney award.

Hendrix alumnus Shawn Johnson '98, an attorney for the Arkansas Attorney General's office, coached the team. Speech instructor Mary Richardson is the team advisor.

The team will travel to Dallas, Texas, in February for the Regional American Mock Trial Tournament.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit