For the first time since 2012, Amador Valley High's mock trial team has advanced to the state competition after beating Moreau Catholic in the Alameda County contest last month.
Organized by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the mock trial program each year is focused around a hypothetical criminal case. This year's case, People v. Awbrey, explores the issues of human trafficking and false imprisonment.
Mock trial students serve as attorneys and witnesses, and in doing so learn speaking, critical thinking and interpersonal skills while developing a better understanding of the Constitution and justice system.
As winner of the county mock trial competition, Amador will participate in the state contest in Riverside March 24-26. Students are accepting monetary donations to offset competition fees and travel costs. Residents can donate by check to Amador Valley Mock Trial, AVHS 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.