Teacher Grant Recipient

Mock Trial
Amount Awarded: $500

“If it was not for the generosity of the PREA grant funding, my 8th grade GATE class would not have had an enrichment activity this year due to lack of funds. With the grant, I was able to afford the middle school entry fee for the renowned SLO COUNTY MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION. Students are given the opportunity to study a court case and present in front of a real judge in a real courtroom. They compete against another middle school and are judged by lawyers in SLO County. It is one of those experiences a student will never forget. Even though they are playing a “role,” (whether it is a lawyer, a witness, or court clerk) the intensity of a real court experience is gained. It allowed my students to gain valuable lessons that they will be able to carry with them for the rest of their life.”