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.