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My Daily Experience at Saint Paul

December 14, 2020
By Abigail

I go into school on Mondays and Tuesdays. I’ve chosen to take seven classes again this year, including my elective which is Intro to Web Design. I haven’t had any issues with my schedule yet, which is great. However, the Guidance Office is also open if you need adjustments made to your schedule.

After school is over, I head home and do some homework, so I don’t have as much to do when I am remote on the other days of the week. However, on Tuesdays I must join a Zoom call for Mock Trial, which is the extracurricular I participate in. Because of the climate, it is hard for us to meet as a whole group with the two different cohorts, so we use Zoom.

To explain the main principles of the club, each year we are given a packet explaining the case principles, witness affidavits, and the actual law behind the case. The students decide whether they want to be a witness, or an attorney, and we need to prepare a case that we’ll use to compete with other schools across the state.

For example, this year our case is about an accident with a self-driving car. This year I decided to be an attorney, and my job is to prepare an examination for my assigned witness. Also, Mock Trial is a great way to improve your public speaking skills, whether you’re a witness or an attorney. It has helped my public speaking and presentation skills drastically in the short time that I’ve been doing it. Thankfully, Mock Trial can be translated easily to online and through zoom, so we can still compete with other schools.