Photo of the Harding Gold team, which won the state championship.

Congratulations to the six middle school mock trial teams who are competing in the December state tournament! The Harding Gold eighth grade team won the championship, the Harding Silver eighth grade team was a semifinalist, and the Harding White sixth grade team earned 11th place. See the full results below.

Several teams from four middle schools worked hard in preparing for and competing in the November regional competitions. Congratulations to all involved!

Franklin Middle School: Led by Kristina Dvorak, three teams competed in regionals; two teams moved onto state.

Harding Middle School: Led by Shannon Haas, six teams competed in regionals; four teams moved onto state.

McKinley STEAM Academy: Led by Stacy Karam, five teams competed in regionals.

Taft Middle School: Led by Amy Engelmann, three teams competed in regionals.

State competition results

State champions: Harding eighth grade team (Gold)
State semifinalist: Harding eighth grade team (Silver)
Eleventh place: Harding sixth grade team (White)
State competition participants: Two Franklin teams; Harding seventh grade team (Green)
Best state attorney honors: Julia Bruns, Slader Buckheister, Abby Faughn, Olivia Hallam
Best state witness honors: Jordyn Velitchov