Ames Middle School’s mock trial Team One won first place in the regional competition held November 5 in Mason City.

Mock Trial is designed to introduce sixth, seventh and eighth graders to the courtroom and legal system, and enhance their public speaking and critical thinking skills. Ames Middle School mock trial teams, led by teacher Shannon Fitchko, have worked hard since the beginning of the school year, preparing questions and memorizing courtroom procedures.

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Congratulations to Hannah Huang, Justin Kenny, Nitzan Friedberg, Silvia Aydinyan, Tessa Huff, Maddie Shelton, Gemma Kreider, Amy Guan and Josie Dorius.