Articles & News 2002

The 2002 Pennsylvania Mock Trial Competition, Championship Round for the North Central Region

Williamsport High School.  (Back row, from left) advisor Craig Niklaus, Carl Ma, Dave Giordano, Anna Douthat, Martin Wade, Jen Otto, Kristin Crandall, and   advisor, and LLA member Eric Linhardt

Regional and District 2 Champion

Williamsport High School. (Back row, from left) advisor Craig Niklaus, Carl Ma, Dave Giordano, Anna Douthat, Martin Wade, Jen Otto, Kristin Crandall, and   advisor, and LLA member Eric Linhardt.

Bellefonte Area High School.  (From left) Sara Waugh, Joe Putnam, Jon Judeoch, Tim Williams, Erika Dillon, Karen Stringer, Katey Glunt, Justin Houser, Alexander Henderson and Jeremy Winn.  Missing from the picture, are advisors Ed Fitzgerald, Gregg Kohlhepp and attorney advisor Lance Marshall.

Regional Runner Up, and District 1 Champion

Bellefonte Area High School (From left) Sara Waugh, Joe Putnam, Jon Judeoch, Tim Williams, Erika Dillon, Karen Stringer, Katey Glunt, Justin Houser, Alexander Henderson and Jeremy Winn. Missing from the picture, are advisors Ed Fitzgerald, Gregg Kohlhepp and attorney advisor Lance Marshall.

The 2002 District 1 Champion for the North Central Region was Bellefonte Area High School. The 2002 District 2 Champion, Williamsport Area High School, was determined as follows:

Round 1 - February 8, 2002

  • Montoursville High School - 66.625
  • Southern Columbia High School - 53.625
  • Presiding Judge: Honorable Kenneth D. Brown

Round 2 - February 11, 2002

  • Williamsport Area High School - 69.636
  • Southern Columbia High School - 67.182
  • Presiding Judge: Honorable Dudley N. Anderson

Round 3 - February 21, 2002

  • Williamsport Area High School - 65.286
  • Montoursville High School - 62.429
  • Presiding Judge: Gerald Seevers, Hearing Officer

The Regional Final Competition was held on Friday, March 15, 2002 and the Honorable Malcolm Muir served as the presiding judge. At this level, each juror casts a “vote” for one (1) of the teams based upon which team received the most points from the particular juror. The team with the most “votes” is the Regional Champion. This year, Williamsport Area High School was the North Central Regional Champion and has earned the privilege to compete in the State Competition in Harrisburg, PA on March 22 - 23, 2002.