NDB Mock Trial finishes the season


The Catalyst / Vanessa Kyle

NDB Mock Trial competed entirely online this season, unlike typical courtroom competitions (Picture from 2019-2020 season).

The NDB Mock Trial team has completed yet another successful season, with Varsity finishing in fourth place overall and JV finishing sixth in their respective leagues. 

This year’s competitions took place entirely over Zoom. All attorneys and witnesses were only permitted to unmute themselves and turn their cameras on when giving statements, questionings, and testimonies. No families or other spectators were allowed to attend. 

All teams competed in three rounds spanning from late January to early February. NDB’s JV and Varsity teams began practicing in early September and virtually gathered for practices twice a week, led by NDB English teacher Adam Currier and History Department Chair Jonathan Tomczak. The first half of the season focused on team bonding and gaining a general understanding of the case information, while the second half focused on specific role assignments and memorization. 

This year’s team had the most graduating seniors in NDB Mock Trial history. “I’m so proud of the team for what they’ve accomplished, especially through this year’s circumstances,” said Team Captain Sachi Bopardikar. “I’ve loved serving as Captain, and I know the team is full of potential for the years to come.”

The team hopes to return to in-person practices and competitions for the 2021-2022 season.