Mock Trial team wins state championship

Fresh off their district championship, the USN mock trial team recently won the school's first-ever state championship. Congratulations to Xavier Warren '24, Margot Ross '24, Caroline Quinones '24, Bronson Schmidt '25, Erin Joyce '25, Ophelia Cherry-Pulay '25, Benjamin Kampine '24, and Henry Gatto '25.
By Wilson Hubbell, HS Science Teacher

The 43rd Annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition took place Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at the historic Davidson County Courthouse in downtown Nashville, and USN was ready to take home the championship. 

After two days of preliminary trial rounds with Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Dwight Tarwater presiding, USN was named the 2024 Tennessee State High School Mock Trial champion. It was the school's first statewide win, and the team prevailed over the two-time defending champion, Montgomery Bell Academy. 

Special congratulations go to Margot Ross '24, who was named Best Advocate for the Defense for the entire tournament, and Xavier Warren '24, who won team MVP.

The team will now represent Tennessee at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Wilmington, Delaware, in May. It is supported by faculty advisor Wilson Hubbell and USN alumni Ned Hildebrand '06 and Ben Raybin '03.

You can watch a replay of the championship round here.

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