In March 2022, the Catoctin High School (CHS) Mock Trial team closed out a fantastic undefeated season, winning the Frederick County Mock Trial championship and ending the season as quarter finalists in the state tournament.

Mock Trial is an academic competition where teams of high school students from different schools undertake the roles of legal teams and witnesses. Different students act as witnesses and attorneys to argue their side’s case in front of a real attorney. It is a mix of debate and theater.

Coach Stephen Cree said, “The kids had the first undefeated season in the last 25 years for CHS. They deserve recognition.”

Congratulations for the hard work and dedication of the team, their success shines a light on a rather unknown but incredibly interesting academic competition in Frederick County Public Schools.

This championship photo was taken directly after the CHS Mock Trial Team won the CMC championship match: (from left) Julia Wivell, Audrey Sare, Caleigh Sare, Brad Hofmann, Sean Whitworth, Nick Miller, Justin Clair, coach Stephen Cree, and Mia Ferraro.

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