The East Rockaway Mock Trial Team competed in the second annual Long Island Mentor Moot Court Tournament at the Nassau County Supreme Court.
Sophomores Timothy Neckles, Sharon Oosterwijk, Natalia Rogala and Anthony Romano participated in the Moot Court, competing against other schools to defend their case. Despite this being its first Moot Court competition, the team offered insightful and articulate testimony to support its cases. Aadil Khan, Kristina McDougal, Daniel O’Moore and Peter Wilson came to support the team and offer additional counsel during testimony.
Although East Rockaway did not advance to the next round of the competition, it has a very positive outlook as it prepares for February’s Mock Trial competition. Eighth-grader Aadil Khan reflected on this experience, stating, “We can’t lose hope. Instead, we must learn from our mistakes.”
The Mock Trial team is very proud of its participation and is led by advisers April Francis and Thomas Canale.