Mater Lakes’ Law Society wins 3rd place in state mock trial contest

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, June 5, 2024

     Mater Lakes Academy’s Law Society ended the mock trial season with new accomplishments for the students and school. The team took first place in the 2024 Miami-Dade County Private/Charter competition in February, the school said. At the 2024 Mock Trial State Tournament held in March at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, the team won third place, a significant win after finishing 5th place two years ago, the school said.

     Student Daniela Coromateu won a Top Witness Award and Amy Doval won a $500 scholarship for being ranked the No. 1 Lawyer, the school said. The team also won a Top Professionalism Award for the respect they showed other teams during the competition.

     Shown in the photo from left are Michelle Gonzalez; Brenda Guiop; Denisse Padilla; Angelina Garcia; Teacher/Sponsor Natalie Ceballos; Amy Doval; German Rodriguez; Celeste Avendano; Coach/Sponsor Rene 

Medina; Daniela Coromateu; Carlos Salas; Amanda Bocalandro; Juliette Alvarez and Destannie Arcaute.  Photo courtesy of the school.