Mock Trial


Mr. Witman is coaching the Mock Trial teams once again. This will be his thirteenth year of coaching the teams. Out of all of the teams that he has coached, 3 of them have advanced to state. Every year the team’s’ goals are the same, for each member’s work to be shown off after months of practicing. There are also expectations to advance to regionals. The team this year is very well prepared and Mr. Whitman has high hopes for them all.


There are two Lisbon Mock Trial teams, Lisbon Blue and Lisbon White. Lisbon Blue, which is the team with the most experience, consists of Jake Liberati, Lindsey Chludzinski, Aliyah Leyman, Olivia Wagner, Spencer Crosser, Katie Chludzinski, Julie Muntean and Eva DeRuyter. Lisbon White is mainly all new comers. On the team is Josh Entrikin, Kyleen Culler, Kyle Claypool, Chris Clark, Cameron Rife, Marisa Spooner, Mackenzie Brown and Kaitlyn Gorby.


The team’s first trial was January 20th. The Lisbon Blue team went 2-0 in the district competition with victories over Steubenville and Harrison Central. Award winners for Best Attorney were Lindsey and Katie Chludzinski, while Julie Muntean won for Best Witness. They now advance to the Regional Round on February 10th in Akron.