Earlier this month, two teams from the Marion Home School Assistance Program qualified in regionals for the Iowa Mock Trial competition. The state competition was held this past week, where thirty-two teams from across the state battled it out in the court room, with one of the Marion teams making it into the final four on Wednesday. The Marion Blackhawks defeated Valley High School in the semifinals, and faced the second Valley High School team in the finals, emerging victorious on a split-ballot decision. The Blackhawks move on to represent Iowa in the national competition next month.
For more information, visit the Iowa State Bar Association's mock trial website at http://iowabar.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=339, where you can see this year's case materials and the full 2013 results.