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Youth Judicial
BTW Youth Judicial team places in top 15 in nation
Posted on 08/05/2019
Youth Judicial Team

The Youth Judicial Team from Booker T. Washington Magnet High placed in the top 15 teams in the nation at the National Judicial Competition in Chicago.

The team tried two rounds as prosecution and two rounds as defense, winning three of four mock trial rounds. The team qualified for the national competition from the State YMCA Youth Judicial Conference in November. This was the first time BTW participated in the mock trial competition.

Team members include student attorneys D'Verick Baker-King and Claire Harden; witnesses Allyson Merriweather, Erica Luckie, Nadiya Foster, and Taylor Armstrong; and student attorneys and witnesses Aylon Gipson and Morriah Gordon.

The team faculty sponsor is Elizabeth Bowles. Also accompanying the students on the trip were BTW teacher Sharon Cowles, the team's parent advisor Lisa Harden, and parent Priscilla Merriweather. The trip was made possible by donations from community partners and local attorneys.