Barbara Goleman Senior High School’s trial team finished second in the Miami Dade County Public Schools Virtual Senior High School Mock Trial competition. Students learning in school and at home would gather on campus after hours to practice in the media center at the school, at 4100 NW 89th Ave. in Miami Lakes, Law Studies teacher Ana M. Soto-Gonzalez said. The announcement was made March 10th.
Seated at the left table, left to right are Serena Petit (who will attend Florida State University), Nicole Lugo (who will attend Brown University) and Grace Valdeon. Seated in the center and at the table on the right, from left to right, are Mayte Mendez, Marcos Rios and Adrian White. In the jury box at rear, left to right are Katlynn Leon (who will attend Syracuse University), Destiny Arias and Gabriel Hubbert in the front row and standing in the rear are, from left to right, Dwight Maddox, Ana Contreras and Isabella Santa. The adults are Law Studies teacher Ana Soto-Gonzalez, standing in the center, and at right, Vanessa Abreu, an attorney who helped the students prepare for the contest. In the left rear corner are Jorge L. Pantoja, a friend of a student’s family, and Reinaldo Rios, Marcos Rios’ father. Photo courtesy of the school.