Riverdale Blue Team takes 2nd in State in the 2013 Mock Trial State Competition on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16 at the Hatfield Courthouse. Eighteen teams participated and there were three rounds of competition before making the final round Riverdale beat Grants Pass and Catlin Gabel which qualified them for the final round against St. Mary's. Competition was with public schools of all sizes throughout Oregon and against private schools. All teams argued the case State vs. Durden.
"What they did on Saturday was amazing. They elevated their game to the point they were like master jazz musicians riffing, adjusting, improving all at the same moment. It was so impressive that words will never do it justice," said Jeff Brown, Coach and Riverdale History Teacher.
The team is coached by Riverdale History teacher Jeff Brown, as well as volunteer coaches: James Babcock, Robert (Reb) Babcock, Hannah Michelotti, and Gena Douzjian.
VM Blue Team - Chloe L, Senior, Hugh H, Ellie B, Freshman, Sophie H, Sophomore, Megan G, Junior, Sevan D, Meg S, Nick W, Senior, Alex R, Nate K, David H, Forrest P, Senior, and Nathan S, Junior.