Mount Carmel students make a case for excellence at mock trial tournament

2013-03-21T00:00:00Z 2013-03-21T13:56:07Z Mount Carmel students make a case for excellence at mock trial tournamentFor The Times
March 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO | Mount Carmel High School congratulates the 2012-13 mock trial team on a strong showing at the state mock trial tournament.

Special recognition at the 2013 Illinois High School Mock Trial Tournament was given to three Mount Carmel students.

Junior Alberto Covarrubias, of Calumet City, took home an award for "Best Attorney." Junior Korey Gallas, of Crown Point, won an award for "Best Witness." Perhaps the most impressive Mount Carmel victory of the day was junior Michael Reid's "Best Witness" award. Reid, of Dolton, only had one day to prepare for his role in the tournament.

Mount Carmel's Mock Trial team is coached by Jeff Enright, JD. Enright, a graduate of Chicago-Kent Law School is a faculty member at Mount Carmel who teaches a number of social science courses, including Advanced Placement U.S. history, Advanced Placement government and introduction to law.

The Illinois Trial Team hosted the 2013 High School Mock Trial Tournament March 2 and 3 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The program is administered with assistance from the Illinois State Bar Association.



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Representing Mount Carmel at the 2013 Illinois Mock Trial Tournament are, from left, sophomore Tom Swenson, of Beverly; junior Andrew Jacobs, of La Grange; junior Michael Reid, of Dolton; junior Korey Gallas, of Crown Point; senior Dylan Kouda, of Orland Park; junior Alberto Covarrubias, of Calumet City; and Jeff Enright, JD, Mount Carmel's Mock Trial coach. Covarrubias won an award for "Best Attorney," while Reid and Gallas took home awards for "Best Witness."

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