GlenOak High takes first place and will advance to regionals with teams from Jackson, Perry and Lake high schools.
CANTON Mock trial teams from GlenOak, Jackson, Perry and Lake high schools grabbed top honors Friday at the 36th annual Ohio Mock Trial competition.
More than 3,000 high school students were in courtrooms across the state.
The 2019 Ohio Mock Trial case focused on Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures as it applies to technology.
Each Ohio Mock Trial team consists of five to eleven students who assume the roles of witnesses and attorneys to present both sides of an original, unscripted case based on a constitutional issue. Each team competes in two trials against opposing teams.
More than 1,000 legal professionals serve as volunteer judges, competition coordinators, and team advisers.
Locally, GlenOak High captured first place followed by Jackson's Purple team. Perry High took third and Lake's Red team took fourth. All will advance to regional competition on Feb. 15
Ohio Mock Trial is Ohio's largest high school academic competition and among the largest high school mock trial programs in the nation.