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SHS Mock Trial takes 3rd in state meet

Sitka's Mock Trial Team in competition in Anchorage last week. Attorney Will Pate questions his first witness. Melea Roman and Alora Zellhuber seated to Pate's right. (Howard Wayne photo)

Sitka’s Mock Trial Team in competition in Anchorage last week. Attorney Will Pate questions his first witness. Melea Roman and Alora Zellhuber seated to Pate’s right. (Howard Wayne photo)


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Sitka Mock Trial teammates Will Pate (Fr), Jesse Bartelds (Sr), and Frilli Utami (Sr), discuss their third-place finish last week at the state Mock Trial competition in Anchorage. Unlike sports and DDF, schools are not divided by size in Mock Trial. West Anchorage and South Anchorage High Schools took first and second.

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