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On January 30th, the Elder Mock Trial Team won both trials at the district competition at the Hamilton County Courthouse.  They now advance to the regional competition on February 20th in Batavia at the Municipal Court and Common Pleas Court.

On January 10th, the Mock Trial Team won both of their trials at competition at the University of Cincinnati.  They also won four out of four possible awards to end the competition in a tie for first place.  In accordance with the tie break rules, the team from Indian Hills was declared the overall winner.  Our individual winners were Jake Rinear and Luke Jett who captured the Best Attorney Award and Brennan Hirth and Jake Rinear who won the Best Witness Award.  Jake performed in two roles and was the winner in each category.  Pictured with Coaches/Elder grads Brian O'Connell ’80 and Rick Rinear ’76 are (L to R): Brian O'Connell, Rick Rinear, Diondre Lowery, Ben Huhn, Jake Rinear, Luke Jett, Brad Murphy, Collin Schwiers, Harry Laiveling and Brennan Hirth. 

The team is coached by Rick Rinear ‘76 (Droder & Miller), Brian O'Connell ’80 (Strauss Troy) and Brett Renzenbrink ‘03 (Strauss Troy).