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Mr. John Blough plays the role of the judge in his mock trial. Blough wore an old, black graduation gown to help get into character.
Photo by Joanne Pringle

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Mr. John Blough plays the role of the judge in his mock trial. Blough wore an old, black graduation gown to help get into character. Photo by Joanne Pringle

In John Blough’s ninth grade civics class, students have been working on a mock trial. A mock trial is when students receive a fake court case and pretend they are in a real court room. Students are assigned different roles in the court room and have to act them out. After about a week of preparation, students finally got to start their trial. ┬áStudents carried out their trial on Monday, May 5 and Tuesday, May 6. The case the classes are currently working on is a murder case involving the death of the drama director, Jonathan Klingeman. A different student is accused of the murder in each class period.

Mr. John Blough plays the role of the judge in his mock trial. Blough wore an old, black graduation gown to help get into character. Photo by Joanne Pringle
John Blough plays the role of the judge in his mock trial. Blough wore an old, black graduation gown to help get into character.
Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ninth grader Ali Stalter plays the role of the prosecution in the mock trial. Stalter adresses the jury and makes her opening statement against the defendant. Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ninth grader Ali Stalter plays the role of the prosecution lawyer in the mock trial. Stalter adresses the jury and makes her opening statement against the defendant.
Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ninth grader Nasir Garner plays the role of defense in the mock trial. Garner and his partner worked for almost a week to prepare. Garner adresses the jury in his opening statement. Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ninth grader Nasir Garner plays the role of defense in the mock trial. Garner and his partner worked for almost a week to prepare. Garner adresses the jury in his opening statement.
Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ninth grader Trenton Heverly plays the role of the bailiff. Ninth grader Kayln Sines plays the role of Kathy Morgan. Hevery swears Sines into court before her questioning. Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ninth grader Trenton Heverly plays the role of the bailiff. Ninth grader Kayln Sines plays the role of Kathy Morgan. Hevery swears Sines into court before her questioning.
Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ali Stalter questions Kayln Sines during the mock trial. All witnesses were questioned by both the  prosecution and defense. Photo by Joanne Pringle
Ali Stalter questions Kayln Sines during the mock trial. All witnesses were questioned by both the prosecution and defense lawyers.
Photo by Joanne Pringle