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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Highlands Student Wins for Role as “Outstanding Witness” at Mock Trial Competition

Attorney Connie Kremer and teacher Michael Hils discuss the Kentucky Mock Trial at the school board meeting. Senior Alex Harrison, who won an individual award, was unable to attend the meeting.

  By Robin Gee, City Council Beat Editor

Highlands Senior Alex Harrison was awarded the "Outstanding Witness" award for his work at the annual Kentucky High School Mock Trial Competition held in Covington in March.

Students competed as teams and as individuals. Highlands students scored high as a team in the competition as well.

Highlands Social Studies Chair Michael Hils is the faculty sponsor for the team. He was especially proud of Harrison. "I’ve been teaching for 27 years, and Alex is one of the top students I’ve ever had. He also had a perfect score on ACT, a brilliant young man."

Harrison’s individual score was the highest individual score at the competition this year, according the Highlands mock trial coach, Attorney Connie Kremer.

"Our high school students prepare a plaintiff case and a defense case and present those cases against other schools’ teams. This year at regionals our team took first place, had a strong finish at state,” said Kremer. “We are very proud of Alex and very proud of all the rest of our students."

The event is hosted by the Kentucky High School Mock Trial Association whose mission is to "increase awareness of the law and justice system in high school students, by encouraging schools to form more mock trial teams and participate in the regional and statewide competition..."

Harrison was recognized at the May Fort Thomas School Board meeting.

RELATED: Highlands Students Earn Perfect Score on ACT


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