St. Clair County Mock Trial
Community Foundation of St. Clair County



The donation totals from The BIG GIVE for Mock Trial totaled $8,381.92!!! ST. CLAIR HIGH SCHOOL won the Mock Trial inter-school competition and wins the Sperry's Dinner and A Movie Night! Congrats to St. Clair High School!


MANY THANKS to the team captains and their teams, coaches, parents, friends, businesses and the St. Clair County Bar Association members for their fund raising activities and subsequent donations to St. Clair County Mock Trial, including the following:

Allegra Printing Mona Armstrong James Atkinson John A. Biewer Co. Inc.
Harold Burns Michael Cansfield Tiffani DeBucce Jan Desloover
Eve Enders Richard Engle Kathy Fielder Crystal Forro
Mark Fulmer Jackie Hanton Laura Heilig Doug Jones
Kyle Kamidoi John Kovatch Gerald Kramer Stephen Ladd
Sheryl Leaver Carol Lewis Charlie Lewis Tim Lozen
Kellen Lynch Elliott Robert McCarty Karyn McCue Kathleen McNamee
Janal Mossett Melissa Nicholson Donna Niester William Oldford
Sarah Pasia Louis Petho Judge Cynthia Platzer Jeff Ronan
Scott Shigley Dawn Smith Gary Stoldt Gregory Stremers
Kevin Watkins Michael Wendling Anonymous Donor


St. Clair County Bar Association
Mock Trial Endowment Fund

The St. Clair County Bar Association has established the St. Clair County Bar Association Mock Trial Fund with the Community Foundation of St. Clair County to help support the special progams, projects and operations of Mock Trial.

The continuation of the St. Clair County Bar Association Mock Trial Program is dependent on a number of constants: the partnership between the Bar and very dedicated teacher coaches; garnering student interest and participation; a strong and committed volunteer base; and, generous financial support.

“If Mock Trial is to continue, consideration must be given now to the management of the program in the foreseeable future, including who will manage, as well as how the program will be managed to cultivate the constants, with an eye toward sustaining growth and enthusiasm. It is necessary that we create that vision now, and to put in place safeguards to assure our future St. Clair County High School students the opportunity to participate in Mock Trial, where students glean incredible insights into our American system of self-government, while having great fun. The St. Clair County Bar Association Mock Trial Endowment Fund through the St. Clair County Community Foundation is the first step in our planning for the future,” said Judge Cynthia Platzer.students

The short term vision is to scholarship at least the entry fee to the MCCE Regional Competition (currently $250 per team) for all St. Clair County Bar Association Mock Trial schools wishing to participate, and, eventually, to fund a paid Mock Trial Program manager/coordinator to assure the continuity of excellence and longevity.

Jackie Hanton, Community Foundation vice president, said, “Mock Trial is a great opportunity for high school students to grow and develop their public speaking skills and test their higher level thinking skills. I am very pleased that we have established an endowment fund at the Foundation so that future generations of students will have resources available to support Mock Trial.”

Those interested in donating to support the Endowment Fund can click the button below to be forwarded to the fund's donation page within the Community Foundation's website. Donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!

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