Mock Trial State Tournament Postponed


LH Staff

Art by Estie Dillard.

Noah Bullwinkle, Reporter

Due to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the mock trial state tournament has been postposed. The date will be determined at a later time.

“It is unfortunate that we don’t know when it’s going to be,” said Rhys Holman ’20, an attorney on one of the teams that qualified for state. “It will make practicing difficult, and I also will have other commitments at that time which may be slightly inconvenient”

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