Mater Lakes Academy wins mock trial contest

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, March 18, 2022

     Mater Lakes Academy won 1st place in the second annual Private and Charter Mock Trial competition, held Feb. 23 - 24 at Miami Dade College North Campus.   

     The next step is competing in the final state competition; that winner will face the champion from the Miami Dade County Public Schools’ contest, Mater Lakes said.

     Mock trial coach Rene Medina said, “I’m so proud of my students for winning the second consecutive first place trophy ... against such a tough and competitive field of schools.

    “It’s a tremendous honor to our local community,” Medina said.

     The winners, from left, are: Sofia Necuze; Camila Almonte; Natalie Perez; Noemi De Francisco; coach Rene Medina; Brian Velez; Kyara Diaz; Nicholas Silveira; Victoria Outerino; Matthew Pineiro and Matthew Ramos. 

     Photo provided by the school.