Guam Judicial Center, Hagåtña, Guam – The Judiciary of Guam and the Federal District Court of Guam co-sponsored the 5th Asia-Pacific High School Mock Trial Invitational Tournament from February 6 – February 8.
More than 60 students including 28 from Korea, teacher-coaches and attorney-coaches from 4 Guam high schools and 4 Korean high schools participated in 4 rounds of 4 matches over the course of three days.
Matches were generally very close, with 5 of 16 decided by just 1 point or less (one match required a tiebreaker), and more than half of the matches (9 of 16) decided by 4 points or less. The final standings were as follows:
First Place: -Saint John’s School
(4 wins – 0 losses)
Second Place (TIE): – Academy of Our Lady of Guam
(Three wins, 1 loss) – Daewon Foreign Language School
Fourth Place (3-way TIE): -Cheongshim International Academy
(Two wins, 2 losses) -Korean Minjok Leadership Academy – Team 1
-Korean Minjok Leadership Academy – Team 2
Other Participant Schools: -Southern Christian Academy
-Father Duenas Memorial School
Also recognized were the overall winners from the Outstanding Attorney & Outstanding Witness selected at each match.
Top winners were:
First Place Rachel Travis, Academy of Our Lady of Guam
Second Place Jae Wan Park, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy – Team 2
Allyson Chiu, Saint John’s School
First Place Chang Hyeon Park, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy – Tm 1
Second Place Beomjoon Baek, Daewon Foreign Language School
(3-WAY TIE) Jiwon Park, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy – Tm 1
Jae Hyoung Ju, Daewon Foreign Language School