Congratulations to the Creighton Prep Blue mock trial team on winning their third consecutive state championship with a victory over Gering on Tuesday, December 4 in competition held in Omaha. On their way to the title, the Prep squad defeated Gering, Scotus Central Catholic and McCook, respectively, in the first three rounds. The team now moves on to nationals in the spring in Georgia.
Creighton Prep Blue team members include Mason Mandolfo '20, Matthew Mandolfo '20, Dominic Mendlik '21, Jaliya Nagahawatte '19, Chris Nubel '20, Joe Oberlies '20 and Nate Reyes '21. Team coaches are James Justice, Pat Cooper and Mark Laughlin.
"The team had a great two days of competition and went against some very strong teams," said coach and faculty moderator James Justice. "They also worked very hard this season and definitely earned their state title. I am looking forward to see how the team does at nationals in May."
The annual Judge Lyle Strom High School Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation.