West Campus moot court team wins county competition
The West Campus High School Moot Court Team came in first place at the 34th Annual Gordon D. Schaber County Moot Court Competition. The win was announced by the Sacramento County Office of Education on March 4.
Led by teacher Raoul Bozio, the team of Valencia Scott, Hannah Jakobsen, Zafrin Dhali, Alex Florin, Tala Ataya and Lory Aboudiab beat out 18 teams from Sacramento County high schools — including two teams from Bella Vista — and four teams from neighboring counties. C.K.McClatchy High School came in fourth place.
In addition to winning the competition, West Campus students Jakobsen and Scott won awards for outstanding performances.
The Moot Court competition is an appellate-level proceeding in which students prepare and argue a case before a panel of three judges who evaluate participants on the quality and persuasiveness of their legal reasoning and presentation, as well as their unscripted responses to spontaneous questions from the bench.