The Perry High School Mock Trial team competed in the Iowa State Bar Association Central District Mock Trial contest on March 1st at the Veterans Auditorium Center.


Team Members: Attorneys: Alicia Calderon, Hannah Sackett, Sarah Sweet, Gabe Ridnour, Giselle Robles, Cale Cooklin, Fatima Gonzalez Witnesses/Alternates: Devon Archer, Sarah Sweet, Mariah McNamara, Gabe Ridnour, Jocelyn Fuentes, Jason Zepeda, Mario Cruz and Alexa Zarate.


Perry High School competed in trials against Ankeny and Valley Southwoods. Attorney Hannah Sackett and Witnesses Sarah Sweet and Jocelyn Fuentes were cited as “Outstanding” by trial judges.


Mock Trial competitions are judged by Iowa judges, attorneys, and law students. Students are rated based on their ability to accurately and credibly portray witnesses and attorneys. The Mock Trial team is directed by Darcy Spellman, Mark Powell, Eddie Diaz, and Tom Lipovac.