CNMI Junior High Mock Trial on April 7
Junior high and middle school students will be arguing a fictitious case of a shoot out in the case of the United States v. Lou Perez at the 13th Annual CNMI Junior High Mock Trial on Saturday, April 7, at the US District Courts of the NMI in Garapan.
The CNMI Junior High Mock Trial is a signature program of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council where students learn about the law and standard courtroom procedures. Though the program is non-competitive, special recognition will be given to students who give outstanding performances in their roles as attorneys or witnesses.
Over 50 students from eight different schools have registered. Participating schools include Admiral Herbert G. Hopwood Middle School, Chacha Ocean View Middle School, Dandan Middle School, Eskuelan San Francisco De Borja, Francisco M. Sablan Middle School, Mount Carmel School, Saipan Community School, and Tinian Junior Senior High School.
Schools have been paired up over four rounds, which will be presided by a judge. This year’s judges are Associate Justice John Manglona, Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio and Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho.
The program begins Saturday, April 7, at 9am at the Hiroguchi Building in Garapan. It is free and open to the public.
The CNMI Junior High Mock Trial is made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the CNMI Judiciary.
For more information, call the council staff at 235-4785. (PR)