Dear Paul ~
Thank you so much for being a part of Opening Ceremony on Thursday, April 10, 2014. It was the start of what was a wonderful day, an exciting experience for the students and many are already looking forward to the 2nd Annual Competition. We have already been invited back to the Judicial Institute for the next time.
While all the schools that participated could not take home a trophy, the students did a wonderful job in presenting their oral arguments.
The fact that they argued their case before top lawyers as well as City, County and Supreme Court Judges, and did so well, is an indication that we have some outstanding young people in our community.
Here are the final results:
SOLOMON SCHECHTER SCHOOL OF WESTCHESTER took home the trophy for Championship Team
decision in favor of Petitioner)
THE MASTERS SCHOOL was First Runner Up
OUTSTANDING ORAL ADVOCATE was JULIE SCHLUGER from SOLOMON SCHECHTER
BEST WRITTEN BRIEF - Petitioner/Appellant - ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
BEST WRITTEN BRIEF - Respondent/Appellee - HACKLEY SCHOOL
HONORABLE MENTION - WRITTEN BRIEF - SOLOMON SCHECHTER
We must mention that Woodlands High School and Valhalla High School also received very high scores in advocacy, but again everyone did an excellent job, including Ardsley, Alexander Hamilton and Maria Regina High Schools.
Thank you again for all your support and we hope we will be able to continue to count on you as we move forward for the next competition. (We were asked by some schools that we consider moving the competition to the Fall rather than the Spring so that more students will be able to participate. We are taking the request under advisement.)
Judge Delores Scott Brathwaite