Adolfo Camarillo High School’s Scorpions team is the winner of the 2016 Ventura County Mock Trial. Their victory comes after a five-year winning streak by La Reina High School. The Mock Trial results were announced this evening at an awards ceremony at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Here is how the top eight teams placed:
1. Adolfo Camarillo Scorpions
2. Grace Brethren
3. Oak Park Black
4. Saint Bonaventure
5. Newbury Park Gold
6. Westlake High School
7. Trinity Pacific Epsilon
8. Oaks Christian Gold
Thirty-two Ventura County teams participated in this year’s competition. Adolfo Camarillo High School will advance to the California Mock Trial, which will be held in March.
Photos of the Awards Ceremony
Video of the Winning Teams Announcement
Photos of the Adolfo Camarillo Scorpions Team
Photos of the Grace Brethren Team
Photos of the Semifinals on Feb. 24
Photos of the Finals on Feb. 25
About Ventura County Mock Trial
Ventura County Mock Trial gives local students a firsthand look at the criminal justice system by having them portray the principals in a cast of courtroom characters. The roles played by the students include attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs, court clerks and sketch artists. Student teams study a hypothetical case, conduct legal research, receive guidance from volunteer attorneys in courtroom procedure and trial preparation, and present their case before volunteer judges. Close to 500 Ventura County students in grades nine through 12 participate. More than 150 local attorneys volunteer their time to score the competition.
The Ventura County Office of Education and the Ventura County Superior Court host the event with support from the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Additional information about Ventura County Mock Trial is available on the VCOE website.