I just returned from Indianapolis last
Stephen and his Mock Trial team triumphed
and are the 2005 Indiana State Mock Trial Champions.
His team of Juniors, “Rebuttable
Presumptions”, won by 2 points in the championship round. Very close
(2 point margin of victory – each team has a potential 110 points
from 3 judges or 330 points). The championship round was against
another John Adams HS team. They knew each other very well. It was
very exciting. The pressure was unbelievable in the last round.
They will be going to Charlotte, NC for
the national competition to represent the Hoosier State – May 4th
They do not receive the national case
information until April 1st (They have to start from
scratch with a new case). They do know that the case is set in a
NASCAR theme (This of course makes ME very excited – Stephen’s team
is more of a Rock n’ Roll crowd – NASCAR is not in their thing –
Only Stephen knows who Dale Earnhardt was and that is only because
he went to the Brickyard 400 last summer and got immersed).
Stephen represented the Veldman name
very well. Therese & I were very proud of him.