The varsity team, consisting of HCMS 8th graders, was crowned state runners-up.  Team members L to R -- Abby Alberti, Lucy Borkowski, Alex Schechinger, Thomas Frederick, Elise Juhl, Justina Borgman, Dani Arkfeld, Anna Nelson, Rachel Anderson, and Emma Erlbacher.	The junior varsity team took 11th place out of 34 teams.  Team members front L to R -- Macy Neese, Justine Buman, Abby Lefeber, Brecken Van Baale, Jackson Lotenschtein.  Back L to R -- Brooke Goshorn, Jack Klitgaard, Lauren Andersen, Camden Leinen, Josh Rihner, Hannah Bissen


Varsity team is second; JV finishes 11th as mock trial teams compete well at state contest

    HARLAN – Harlan Community Middle School’s Varsity Mock Trial team was crowned state runner-up at the state mock trial competition held November 16-17 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
    In addition, HCMS’s junior varsity team took home 11th place at the state level.  Both teams competed well, with each bringing home a trophy as the top 12 teams placed at the event.  The Harlan Community groups advanced to the state level after competing in regional competition Friday, Nov. 6, with the varsity team taking first place and the JV team taking second place.  
    A total of 170 mock trial teams competed across the state at the regional level, with 34 advancing to the state competition.

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