Saipan Southern High School students and their teacher coach Frank Borja look over the case material before entering the first round of last Friday?s 16th Annual Mock Trial. (PHOTOS by THOMAS A. MANGLONA II)
Rota?s Dr. Rita H. Inos Jr./Sr. High School student Randee-jo Barcinas, left, questions Marianas High School?s Matthew Lopez as he demonstrates a self-defense position during his cross-examination portraying his role as the Anatahan police chief Cory Gamson.
Rota Mock Trial members, from left, Raenna Aldabe, Randee-jo Barcinas, and Antonette Sabangan pose for a photo before arguing the defenses? side of Commonwealth v. Erin Napu.
Mount Carmel School students, from left, Jacqueline Doctor, Arron Cushing, and You Jin Jun smile for the Saipan Tribune during their second round as the prosecution.
Associate Justice John Manglona, Chief Justice Alexandro Castro, court finance manager JD Tenorio, and other court employees share a light moment during last Friday?s intermission before the competition?s 3rd round.
Marianas High School?s team 1 are all smiles before entering the courtroom to face other schools at last week?s Mock Trial.
Marianas High School
MCS? student witnesses David Kim, Zeno Deleon Guerrero, and Ginny Wu raise their hands to take the witness oath during the final round of Friday?s mock trial.
Marianas Baptist Academy team members pose for a photo Friday evening before leaving the Guma Hustisia.
Students from Tinian, Saipan, and Rota show school pride during the mock trial banquet at Kanoa Resort.
Mock Trial coordinator Deanna Manglona Ogo announces the championship team winner.
Students and their coaches wait for the results at Kanoa Resort.
MCS? Amanlina Evangelista is presented with the Best Defense Witness plaque.
Tinian?s Keithley Marquez is awarded the Best Prosecution Witness plaque.
The most effective prosecution attorneys pose for a photo. MBA?s Yui Ito, left, and Tinian?s Kyle Sandbergen, right, bagged the award.
The most effective defense attorneys, from left, MCS? Andrea Maese, MHS? Angela Aninon, and MHS? Michael Johnson.
The Rota team, left, garnered the Supreme Court professionalism award along with MCS? team two, right.
MCS? Team 1, second place finishers, pose for a photo with their attorney-coach Joe Taijeron Jr. and teacher-coach Galvin Deleon Guerrero.
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