Mock Trial Team Finishes Fifth in St. Louis Tournament

Mock Trial team photo

A team from Eastern Kentucky University finished fifth in the Arch Invitational Mock Trial Tournament in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 19-20.

Competitors included host Washington University, the University of Texas at Austin, University of Missouri at Columbia and Kansas City, St. Louis University, University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University, among others.

Anthony Sean Potter, a political science and anthropology major and Honors Program member from Whitesburg, received an Outstanding Witness Award at the event. Other members of the fifth-place squad, comprised entirely of Kentuckians, were: Matthew Boggs, political science major and Honors Program member from Whitesburg; Joshua Lang, political science major and Honors Program member from Fort Thomas; Allie Maples, broadcasting and electronic media major and Honors Program member from Mount Sterling; Damir Siahkoohi, history and political science major and Honors Program member from Irvine; Angel Spurlock, a chemistry major and Honors Program member from Mt. Vernon; and Caleb Taylor, a political science major from Union.

B.J. McDaniel, a psychology major from Columbus, Ohio, also received an Outstanding Witness Award while competing for EKU’s other entry in the tournament.

EKU faculty and staff working with the program include Tom Parker, Lynnette Noblitt, Kristeena (Winkler) Johnson, Brandon Williams and Sara Zeigler.

Published on October 21, 2013