Monomoy Middle School Students Participate in Mock Trial

Students tried a breaking-and-entering case...
Monomoy Regional Middle School students participate in a mock court case at Orleans District Court. (MRSD photo)

Monomoy Regional Middle School Grade 6 students in the Mock Trial seminar recently presented a criminal case at the Orleans District Courthouse. The case involved breaking and entering at a private home and the vandalizing of that property. The Monomoy Mock Trial seminar is led by Sgt. BIll Massey of the Chatham Police Department, with support from attorney Matthew Bober, Esq., and MRMS instructional assistant Sarah Ancahas.

The students participating the Mock Trial seminar for the third term include: Defendants Jacob Woodland, Joanna Ready, and Ronan Collias; Counsel for Defense Lila Keeney, Sean Cloney, and Ashleigh Bourgea; Counsel for Prosecution (Asst. District Attorney) Malcolm Stafford, Aaliyah Hindle, and Jake Giorgio; and Witnesses Lir Wood (Neighbor), Chloe Nash (Friend of Dorothy), Dorothy Walsh (Dog Sitter), Sophia Milan (Homeowner), Lilly Furman (Police Officer/SRO), Jordean Jones (Trippo Driver),and Brady Grogan (Restaurant Manager).

The students performed admirably in prosecuting and defending the charges, and the case resulted in a split decision. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on