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Mock Trial

An innovative, hands-on experience in the law for high school students of all ages and abilities.

The Gene Franchini New Mexico High School Mock Trial State Championships were held March 18 and 19, 2016.

2016 State Champions 600x338The state champions are Albuquerque Academy! Congratulations!

The team from Albuquerque Academy and Kristen Leeds, CCV Program Director will be traveling to Boise, Idaho for the National Championship in May.







Final Standings:

1. Albuquerque Academy Black

2. Sandi Prep Silver

3. Volcano Vista Platinum

4. Volcano Vista Black

5. Albuquerque Gold

6. Amy Biehl

7. Volcano Vista White

8. Albuquerque White

 2016 State Final Scores cropped


Outstanding Attorneys and Witnesses:

Outstanding attorneys and witnesses are chosen in each round by the judges. The most outstanding attorney and witness is given the Larry Zamzok Award and $500. The winners of the Zamzok awards are Samsara Durvasula, Attorney and Gabe Remer, Witness.

Other top performing attorneys and witnesses are recognized as well and given an award.

Zamzok Awards

 Team Name Zamzok Outstanding Witness 
 Albuquerque Academy Black Gabe Remer 
 Team Name Zamzok Outstanding Attorney 
Albuquerque Academy Black  Samsara Durvasula 


Outstanding Attorneys

 Team Name Student
 Volcano Vista Black Jacob Pankratz
 Sandia Prep Silver  Keely Lovato
Volcano Vista Platinum Matthew Andreoni


Outstanding Witnesses

 Team Name Student
Albuquerque White Paloma Ortega
Amy Biehl Jackson Krebbs
Amy Biehl Wren Caplan


Franchini Scholarship:

The Gene Franchini scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of the Justice who was a devoted supporter of the mock trial program for nearly a quarter century. His unfailing passion for helping young people learn about his favorite subject led him to serve each year as a judge in regional, state and national mock trial. This year's scholarship recipient is Mariel Jones from Amy Biehl High School. She will receive $1000 towards college expenses.




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