Iredell-Statesville Schools School & Family Magazine December 2016 - Page 17

Mock Trial As the story unfolds, attorneys and their clients are behind tables, facing the “judge”. “Judge” Mike Williams, just barely maintaining the status of his robe, directs the attorneys, defendant and witnesses. This tense courtroom drama about abusive relationships and courtroom protocol, took place in the media center at Statesville High School. Students from Crossroads Early College, under the guidance of their Civics and Economics instructor, Mike Williams, presented a compelling story, complete with tearful witnesses. The students were professional, composed and convincing. Closing statements were made evoking strong emotions from the jury. Once the deliberations were over, the jury remained hopelessly deadlocked at 10 to 2. The defendant? She walked. Katherine Romero swears in with Nick Rhinehart during a mock murder trial at Statesville High School. Ryan Revock Photojournalist Statesville Record & Landmark AWARD-WINNING HEALTHCARE WE’RE HERE FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY, ALL YEAR LONG We know it’s important to have access to excellent healthcare for every member of your family. That’s why we’re proud to offer an extensive line of services for every age, including: • Advanced Imaging • Women’s & Children’s Services • Cancer Services • Iredell Physician Network • Cardiovascular • Emergency Services • Surgical Services • Prevention & Wellness To learn more, visit IredellHealth.org. 557 Brookdale Drive Statesville, NC 28677 Iredell-Statesville School & Family 704.873.5661 15