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Sem Mock Trial team excels in NY

February 19. 2013 4:38PM
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The Wyoming Seminary Mock Trial team recently won seventh place in the sixth annual Empire City Invitational Mock Trial Competition, held at the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Division, in Brooklyn, New York. This was the third time Sem had been invited to compete in the event. The Sem team concluded the tournament with a 6-4 record and posted the highest combined strength score of any of the 36 teams in the tournament; the combined strength score measures the difficulty of a team's schedule and is calculated by adding up the records of a team's four opponents. In addition, Sem senior Harold Roberts of New York City, was one of only 10 students to receive an Outstanding Witness Award, for his portrayal of the case's defendant.

The prestigious competition, sponsored in part by Furman University, brought together 36 mock trial teams from schools in the United States and six countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and South Korea

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