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2007 Mock Trial Results

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Final Winner
Northgate High Logo
Northgate

Final Match-up

Tuesday 2/27/07
Prosecution Defense Winner

Alhambra

Northgate

Northgate

 


Consolation Winner

Miramonte High Logo
Miramonte

Consolation Match-up

Tuesday 2/27/07
Prosecution Defense Winner

Monte Vista

Miramonte

Miramonte

 


Semifinal Match-ups

Thursday 2/22/07
Prosecution Defense Winner

Northgate

Monte Vista

Northgate

Miramonte

Alhambra

Alhambra

 


Quarterfinal Match-ups

Tuesday 2/20/07
Prosecution Defense Winner

San Ramon

Northgate

Northgate

Monte Vista

California

Monte Vista

Campolindo

Miramonte

Miramonte

Alhambra

Acalanes

Alhambra

 


 

Preliminary Match-ups

Round #4, Thursday 2/15/07
Prosecution Defense Winner

Hercules

Campolindo

Campolindo

Northgate

Acalanes

Northgate

Monte Vista

College Park

Monte Vista

California

Miramonte

Miramonte

Antioch

Alhambra

Alhambra

San Ramon Valley

Richmond

Richmond

Round #3, Tuesday 2/13/07
Prosecution Defense Winner

Campolindo

Acalanes

Campolindo

San Ramon Valley

Miramonte

Miramonte

Northgate

Hercules

Northgate

Richmond

Monte Vista

Monte Vista

Alhambra

College Park

Alhambra

California

Antioch

California

Round #2, Thursday 2/08/07
Prosecution Defense Winner

Miramonte

Campolindo

Miramonte

Monte Vista

Alhambra

Alhambra

Acalanes

Antioch

Acalanes

College Park

Northgate

Northgate

Richmond

California

California

Hercules

San Ramon Valley

San Ramon

Round #1, Tuesday 2/06/07
Prosecution Defense Winner

Campolindo

Monte Vista

Monte Vista

Miramonte

Northgate

Northgate

Acalanes

Hercules

Acalanes

Antioch

Richmond

Antioch

College Park

San Ramon Valley

San Ramon Valley

Alhambra

California

Alhambra

 


Coaches' Awards
Coach(es) School Award Student
Dawn Polvorosa & Ed Fortier Alhambra

Master of Mock Trial

Stephen Searles

   

Princess of Pretrial

Sarah El Mossalamy

   

Grand Duke of Objections

Wesley Dayton

   

Queen of Cross Exam

Kate Lewis

   

Regent of Rulings

Robb Wills

   

 

 

Veronica Hein Antioch

Most Versatile Team Member

TJ Spadini 

   

Best PreTrial Attorney

Amber Bishop 

   

Rookie of the Year

Steven Spadini 

   

Rookie of the Year

Marcel Ignacio 

   

Eager Beaver

Tyler Colen 

   

 

 

Elizabeth Calhoon California

Most Improved

Heeral Thakkar

   

Team Motivation Award

George Emmons

   

MVP

Anitika Beesla

   

Most Promising

Cady DeLano

   

Most Versatile

Antoinette Siu

   

 

 

Luke Ellis Miramonte

Best Pre-Trial Attorney

Lana Olmer

   

Outstanding Defense Attorney

Avery Epstein

   

Outstanding Prosecution Attorney

Christina Pabst

   

Outstanding Witness

Laura Patch

   

Team Leader

Candace Van Chen

   

 

 

Jon Burchett Northgate

Best Overall Attorney

Elaina White

   

Most Improved

Courtney Peterson

   

Best Prosecution Witness

Peter De Young

   

Best Defense Witness

Elizabeth Chang

   

Rookie of the Year

Casey Hultin

   

 

 

Allen Mooney Richmond High

Most Fearless

Jennifer Hall

   

Most Aggressive

Champy Saiprasert

   

Most Versatile

Nallely Guzman

   

Most Convincing

Edgardo Cervano-Soto

 

 

Most Improved

Araceli Vazquez

 

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Judge's Choice Awards
Recognized for excellent performances in their roles
Student School
Amber Bishop Antioch
Susan Brinckerhoff Campolindo
Jake Brymner College Park
Tiffany Hiramine Monte Vista
Tiffany Hsu Northgate
Carrie Jones Alhambra
Cody Nevels San Ramon Valley
Christina Pabst Miramonte
Stephen Searles Alhambra
TJ Spadini Antioch
Pat  Warner Alhambra
Clare Zimmerman Campolindo
Yishi  Zuo Campolindo
 

 

Honorable Mention
Sam Backer Miramonte
Anitika Beesla California
Tyler Berbert College Park
Kaitlyn Bowles Acalanes
Chris Coyne San Ramon Valley
Wesley Dayton Alhambra
Peter DeYoung Northgate
Logan Dobson San Ramon Valley
Mike Drasin San Ramon Valley
Lucas Duplancic Miramonte
George Emmons California
Taylor Garvin College Park
Brie Hiramine Monte Vista
Sasha Jasty Monte Vista
Yen Le Hercules
Vishal Lugani Northgate
Bailey Meyers California
Itak Moradi Hercules
Kendra Nervik Alhambra
Shari Nikoo Monte Vista
Bronwen O'Herin Acalanes
Rodolfo Orozco Richmond
Courtney Peterson Northgate
Ali Ryan Alhambra
Gavin  Schlissel Campolindo
Nathan Shaw Acalanes
Adam  Softy College Park
Heeral Thakker California
Maria Theophanous Miramonte
Candace Van Chen Miramonte
Dylan Wagoner San Ramon Valley
Corrine Westerhoff College Park
Samantha Wilson College Park

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Outstanding Individual Student Awards
Award Student School
Outstanding Bailiff Wesley Van Pelt Antioch
Outstanding Bailiff Max Kaehler California
Outstanding Bailiff Shari Nikoo Monte Vista
     
Outstanding Clerk Diya Nahar Richmond
Outstanding Clerk Brad Perfect California
     
Outstanding Witness – Detective Rory Riley Alicia Yee Acalanes
Outstanding Witness – Detective Rory Riley Peter DeYoung Northgate
     
Outstanding Witness – Dr. Kyle Killian Stefan Geyer Northgate
Outstanding Witness – Dr. Kyle Killian Shari Nikoo Monte Vista
Outstanding Witness – Dr. Kyle Killian Zachary Loebel-Begelman Northgate
Outstanding Witness – Dr. Kyle Killian Tyler Berbert College Park
     
Outstanding Witness – Sawyer Simpson Alyssa Bricklin Northgate
Outstanding Witness – Sawyer Simpson Taylor Garvin College Park
     
Outstanding Witness – Jackie Jefferies Mnoniza Masud Monte Vista
Outstanding Witness – Jackie Jefferies Laura Patch Miramonte
Outstanding Witness – Jackie Jefferies Adriana Ramirez Richmond
     
Outstanding Witness – Casey Campbell Kendra Nervik Alhambra
Outstanding Witness – Casey Campbell Anni Yost Acalanes
Outstanding Witness – Casey Campbell Logan Dobson San Ramon Valley
     
Outstanding Witness – Dr. Avery Atkinson Matt Austin San Ramon Valley
Outstanding Witness – Dr. Avery Atkinson Carrie Jones Alhambra
     
Outstanding Witness – Jamie Jefferies Dylan Wagoner San Ramon Valley
Outstanding Witness – Jamie Jefferies Anna Sanchez Richmond
     
Outstanding Witness – Cameron Cortez Laura Patch Miramonte
Outstanding Witness – Cameron Cortez Justin Johnson Northgate
     
Outstanding Pretrial Attorney – Prosecution Pat Warner Alhambra
Outstanding Pretrial Attorney – Prosecution Matthew Clark Northgate
     
Outstanding Opening Statement – Prosecution Christina Pabst Miramonte
Outstanding Opening Statement – Prosecution Armand Domalewski Monte Vista
     
Outstanding Direct Examination Attorney – Prosecution Harjot Atwal California
Outstanding Direct Examination Attorney – Prosecution Emiliza Gutierrez College Park
Outstanding Direct Examination Attorney – Prosecution Courtney Peterson Northgate
     
Outstanding Cross Examination Attorney – Prosecution Vishal Lugani Northgate
Outstanding Cross Examination Attorney – Prosecution    
     
Outstanding Closing Argument – Prosecution Vishal Lugani Northgate
Outstanding Closing Argument – Prosecution Maria Theophanous Miramonte
     
Outstanding Pretrial Attorney - Defense Lana Olmer Miramonte
Outstanding Pretrial Attorney - Defense Sarah El-Mossalamy Alhambra
Outstanding Pretrial Attorney - Defense Clare Zimmerman Campolindo
     
Outstanding Opening Statement – Defense Prabhava Upadrashta Monte Vista
Outstanding Opening Statement – Defense Elaina White Northgate
     
Outstanding Direct Examination Attorney – Defense Tiffany Hsu Northgate
Outstanding Direct Examination Attorney – Defense Candace Van Chen Miramonte
     
Outstanding Cross Examination Attorney – Defense Tiffany Hsu Northgate
Outstanding Cross Examination Attorney – Defense Candace Van Chen Miramonte
     
Outstanding Closing Argument - Defense Tiffany Hsu Northgate
Outstanding Closing Argument - Defense Lucas Duplancic Miramonte

 

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Art & Journalism Awards
Award Student School
Best Artist Kathy Kao California
Best Journalist Rachel Tsao Miramonte

WINNING ARTICLE:

Artist Charged for School Stink Bomb
By Rachel Tsao (Miramonte High School)

Kathy Kao (California High)
2007 Courtroom Art Contest Winner

The highly publicized trial of Park Lane High School senior Casey Campbell concluded Tuesday February 6, 2007. Campbell was acquitted of the lesser charge of California Penal Code 375 for putting an offensive substance in a place of public assemblage. She was not acquitted of her three other charges, which included terrorism, attempt to explode or ignite an explosive with intent to murder, and possession of a video game in violation of the School Violence in Video Games statue.

Campbell was suspected of placing the suspicious-looking device found in a trash can at Park Lane High on April 7, 2006 by Detective Rory Riley of the Park Lane Police Department. Riley had been investigating a call she had received on the station’s anonymous tip line about the device. “I found a clear container holding a liquid. Taped around the container were a wristwatch, wires, and a metal igniter strip,” explained Riley.

The school was quickly evacuated and the device was sent to the lab for analysis.

“The next day, I was contacted by Sawyer Simpson and Jackie Jefferies,” said Riley. “Their information led me to view Casey Campbell as a suspect.”

Sawyer Simpson, another senior at Park Lane High had seen Campbell early at school the day of the incident near the dining patio where the device was found.

Jackie Jefferies, Campbell’s next-door neighbor had found disturbing artwork on Casey’s R-Space page, a popular social networking website. “There was a picture of the high school in flames, and a figure named Sawyer trying to escape,” explained Jefferies.

Riley conducted a search of Campbell’s home, and found more artwork, Campbell’s fingerprints on a can of paint thinner (which was part of the substance that made up the device), as well as a violent video game.

Jamie Jefferies, son of Jackie Jefferies and Campbell’s good friend stated, “Casey was bothered by the bullying she faced at school, so I encouraged her to use art as an outlet for her feelings.”

Cameron Cortez, Campbell’s school counselor explained, “Casey came to me in March and told me she was being picked on by Sawyer.”

Simpson is part of the popular group of seniors at school nicknamed The Crew. “We have a trademark of being the funny kids on campus,” explained Simpson. “We were just joking around with Casey.”

The jokes, however, bothered Casey. The Wednesday before the bomb incident, Simpson recalled, “We were hanging out after school, when Casey walked by and said, “You’ll be sorry you ever picked on me.”

The device was found near the dining patio, the place where The Crew met after school.

Dr. Kyle Killian, a bomb technician for the Park Lane Hazardous Device Unit, was directed by Riley to examine the device. “We determined that it was a simple but functional time bomb,” stated Killian.

The defense suggested that the device was merely a stink bomb. According to Dr. Avery Atkinson, a head scientist for a leading weapon’s manufacturer, the combination of the Doxene and paint thinner found in the device needed a steady flow of oxygen to create a possible explosion.  “The device was found inside the trash can, where there is little oxygen. Whoever put this together created nothing more than an elaborate stink bomb,” said Atkinson.

Prosecution Attorney Maria Theophaneous argued that the violent drawings, location of the bomb, and threat were “more than mere coincidence.”

Judge Mary Ann O'Malley ruled Campbell guilty of the lesser charge because there was doubt that the device was a fully functional bomb.

 

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