The arguments are underway as Palma School’s Mock Trial team faces off with area schools for courtroom supremacy at the annual competition held by Lyceum of Monterey County. Upcoming trials will be on Monday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 pm in Room 3; Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 pm in room 2 and Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8:30 am in room 2. All trials are held in front of real judges at the Monterey County courthouse located at 1200 Aguajito Road in Monterey. Thank you to Rob Viarengo for being team moderator and to mentor coaches Kelly McCarthy-Sutherland of Anthony Lombardo & Associates and Matt Ottone of Ottone, Leach and Ray.
Mock Trial Team (l to r), back row: Mr. Rob Viarengo, Mr. Matthew Ottone, Chase Kesecker ’17, Alex Thomas ’19, Ben Snow ’17; second row: Ms. Kelly McCarthy Sutherland, Jake Ottone ’18, Michael Perez ’18, TJ Mendoza ’18, Kyle Sutherland ’20, Tariq Barnett ’18; front row: Isaiah Corpus ’20, Brandon Ng ’17, Jacob Fajnor ’17, Tristan Wahl ’17, Casey Edwards ’18, Wade Rianda ’20. Photos courtesy Jonabel Perez.
Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.