On October 17th, MMT travelled to Denver, Colorado for the annual Providence Cup and returned with the first place trophy! It was Menlo’s 8th year at the tournament and 6th victory.
The Providence pre-season tournament gives students an opportunity to argue historical cases. This year, the case was modeled off of the infamous Lindenberg baby kidnapping of the 1930s. Eight experienced Menlo Mock Trial members, all of whom travelled to Georgia for the National Championship in May last season, performed at Providence.
MMT played teams from across the country over the weekend. After two rounds on Friday and two rounds on Saturday, Menlo was announced as one of the finalists on Saturday evening. After a challenging final round against a team from Colorado, Menlo ultimately left victorious.
Now MMT is preparing the case of People vs. Bailey Matsumoto for the first trip of the main season to Sacramento.
Menlo left for the Constitutional Rights Foundation State Championship as Team San Mateo and returned as Team California.
Last weekend, Menlo had the pleasure of playing some of the best teams in the state in four preliminary rounds (including NorCal competitors Prospect and Venture Academy). Late Saturday night, Menlo was called as one of the finalists, along with Shasta High School, 3x championship round contender. After a grueling trial, Menlo ultimately left victorious.
This 2018-2019 team is the first in Menlo Mock Trial history to go undefeated at every scored round of competition through March (this includes the NorCal, County, and State tournaments).
In May, Menlo will represent California at the National Mock Trial Competition in Athens, Georgia. Team USA?