Students from local schools gathered at the Kern County Superior Court house Saturday to put their trial skills to the test.
The 38th annual event ensued dozens of students in the Super Saturday competition – arguing a fictional ‘catfishing’ case, where an individual is online pretending to be another person.
The event is the culmination of two months of competitions where students prepare both sides of the case.
“I hope they have a better understanding of our court system, civic education and that they really just enjoy the competition and the learning experience that their having,” said Christine Goedhart-Humphrey, the coordinator of the mock trial competition.
Centennial High School claimed victory in a close showdown round to win the 2019 Kern County Mock Trial Super Saturday.
Centennial will represent the county at the California Mock Trial to be held in March.