Local high school students advance to state mock trial champions - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Local high school students advance to state mock trial championship

Members of Carolina Forest High School's mock trial team practice ahead of this weekend's state championship. (Source: WMBF News) Members of Carolina Forest High School's mock trial team practice ahead of this weekend's state championship. (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Local high school students are preparing to compete at this weekend's South Carolina Bar High School Mock Trial State championship in Columbia.   

The students of Carolina Forest High School's mock trial team have been preparing all week for the upcoming competition, hosting practices every day after school.

"They give us affidavits for each witness and they also give us whatever the person was charged with,” said team coach Anthony Antoliak. "This year it's a civil case about wrongful termination, and they give us the affidavits of each witness saying what they saw and their story behind it, and so we have to adapt that to our side of the case and how we're going to use the law."

According to the South Carolina Bar website, Socastee High School's mock trial team is also advancing as the winner of the Conway region. North Myrtle Beach High School was listed as the statewide backup team, and was set to be notified by March 3 at 5 p.m.

The website states that, "the goal of Mock Trial is to educate students about the basis of our American judicial system and the mechanics of litigation."

The South Carolina Bar High School Mock Trial champion will represent South Carolina at the National High School Mock Trial Championship Inc. in May.  

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Threat discovered written on bathroom wall at Conway High School, 16-year-old charged

    Threat discovered written on bathroom wall at Conway High School, 16-year-old charged

    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-02-24 22:11:36 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    A threat was discovered written on a bathroom wall at Conway High School, according to a post on the school’s Facebook page. The threat was “a derogatory statement about a teacher,” and was investigated by school officials and law enforcement. 

    More >>

    A threat was discovered written on a bathroom wall at Conway High School, according to a post on the school’s Facebook page. The threat was “a derogatory statement about a teacher,” and was investigated by school officials and law enforcement. 

    More >>
  • Hundreds attend HCS Educator Recruitment Fair

    Hundreds attend HCS Educator Recruitment Fair

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-02-24 21:03:43 GMT
    Over 500 people attended the fair (Source: WMBF News)Over 500 people attended the fair (Source: WMBF News)
    Over 500 people attended the fair (Source: WMBF News)Over 500 people attended the fair (Source: WMBF News)

    Hundreds of educators filled Conway High School for the Horry County School District Educator Recruitment Fair. Like many states, South Carolina is facing a teacher shortage. 

    More >>

    Hundreds of educators filled Conway High School for the Horry County School District Educator Recruitment Fair. Like many states, South Carolina is facing a teacher shortage. 

    More >>
  • FCSO, coroner on scene of a body found in Timmonsville

    FCSO, coroner on scene of a body found in Timmonsville

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:57 PM EST2018-02-24 18:57:04 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – A death investigation is underway in Florence County after a woman’s body was found on the side of the road, according to Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. The woman’s body was found on U.S. 76 between Chaney Grove Road and Tolson Road in Timmonsville. The coroner is currently on scene and investigating along with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Check back with WMBF News for more informa...

    More >>

    TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – A death investigation is underway in Florence County after a woman’s body was found on the side of the road, according to Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. The woman’s body was found on U.S. 76 between Chaney Grove Road and Tolson Road in Timmonsville. The coroner is currently on scene and investigating along with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Check back with WMBF News for more informa...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly