The Winsor School competed at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Hartford.
Representing Massachusetts, the Winsor School of Boston placed
18th out of 46 teams in the National High School Mock Trial
Championship in Hartford, Conn., on May 11-13.
Each year approximately 30,000 students participate in local
high school mock trial competitions throughout the United States,
Guam, South Korea and the Northern Mariana Islands. Between four
rounds and two full days of competitions, students, coaches,
parents and supporters had an opportunity to enjoy nightly events
and take in all the sights, sounds, flavors and culture that
Winsor earned the right to compete in the national championship
by winning its fourth Massachusetts state championship in
the last five years in March -- its fifth state title since
The students competing for Winsor at the national championship
- Lulu Ansari
- Genevieve Brusie
- Kaylee Chang
- Alex Farina
- Abby Golden
- Lucie Kapner
- Megan Kaye
- Lia Kornmehl
- Sindhu Krishnamurthy
- Teresa Lawlor
- Izzy Leonetti
- Izzy Macenka
- Penny Mack
- Madeleine Montagner
- Ariela Rosenzweig
- Anya Santani
- Helen Sayegh
- Abbigale Shi
The team was coached by attorney Josh McGuire, Hon. David
Weingarten and teacher-coach Laura Antuna.
A portion of Winsor's trip to the national tournament was funded
by a $2,500 donation from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the
philanthropic partner of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Started in 1985, the Massachusetts Bar Association's Mock Trial
Program completed its 32nd year in 2017. The competition places
high school teams from across the state in simulated courtroom
situations where they assume the roles of lawyers, defendants and
witnesses in hypothetical cases. More than 1,500 students at 132
high schools competed in this year's competition.
The Mock Trial Program is administered by the Massachusetts Bar
Association, with support from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and
Morrison Mahoney LLP. More than 100 lawyers across the state
volunteer as coaches and judges.