Earlier this week, the San Mateo County Individual Awards were announced. Five Menlo students were honored:
- Tiffany Tam (c/o 2018): Tiffany received the Plaque Honor (the highest level honor from county) for her role as a Trial Attorney. This was Tiffany’s 2nd honor of the year, and 6th honor overall. She had previously been recognized three times as a NorCal Attorney (once earlier this season), once as a Gladiator World Championships Honorable Mention, and last season with a trial attorney honorable mention at County. Tiffany received a record number of county nominations, the most individual nominations for award-recognition of any competitor, in any role, in any year. Tiffany now is tied for the 2nd most awards received by any Menlo Mock Trial competitor in history.
- Makayla Conley (c/o 2018): Makayla was honored with a certificate of achievement, the 2nd highest level honor, for her role as a trial attorney. This is Makayla’s 2nd honor of the season, and 2nd overall. She was previously recognized with a 1st place defense trial attorney award at the NorCal Championship.s
- Ashli Jain (c/o 2019): Ashli was honored for her performance as a defense pre-trial attorney with an Honorable Mention. This was her 2nd award of the season, and her 4th award overall. She previously received 1st place for the role at the NorCal Championships, and was recognized last year at both the NorCal and County levels.
- Olivia Velten-Lomelin (c/o 2020): Olivia was honored for her performance as a witness, specifically Detective Carroll, with an Honorable Mention. This is Olivia’s second award for the role, and second overall. She earlier won recognition at the NorCal Championships with a 3rd place performance among witnesses in the role.
- Ethan Yan (c/o 2020): Ethan was honored for his performance as prosecution pre-trial attorney with an Honorable Mention. This was 2nd award for the role this year, and 3rd overall. Ethan has won recognition both this year and last year for his pre-trial performances at the NorCal Championship.
All five competitors will be back in action when Menlo represents San Mateo County at the State Championships in a few weeks.