Sunday, March 19, 2006


This weekend Kit, Kelly and I went to Portland to watch Katie (my 17-year-old high school junior) participate at the state championships with her mock trial team. There were 20 teams in all, with schools of different sizes there. The La Grande team went up against 19 other teams, and finished in the 5th-7th range out of the 20 teams. In their three rounds, they faced larger schools from West Linn, West Salem and Grants Pass. Grants Pass finished fourth; GP is a town which I think has about 25,000 people nowadays, and about 40,000 in its area. The schools which finished 1st through 3rd were all from the Portland metro area. The event is run by a group called the Classroom Law Project, and all participating teams are trying the same case.

Katie did a great job as her team's star witness. She didn't crack under intensive questioning from a couple of pretty good student prosecutors.

If all the team members return next year, La Grande definitely has a shot at the top four; the team has only one senior. He will be missed, but there a couple of young women who are sophomores, and they did wonderful work giving opening and closing arguments.

Snave is a proud daddy. This is the first time any Evans (or anyone from Kit's half of our family, for that matter) has ever made it to a state tournament in anything, ever! Having one of our daughters compete as well as she did against tough competition makes me glow all over.

Katie is more interested in mock trial for the acting opportunities than she is for experience toward entering the world of law, but who knows what next year will bring!


Blogger David said...

Very cool, John. Give me congrats to Katie -- sounds like a terrific event and a sterling performance!

10:19 PM  
Blogger David said...

OK, I meant to say "my" congrats, obviously enough...

10:19 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Wow, that's great. Please tell her I said congratulations.

Sounds like she's ready to be on "Law and Order"!

5:00 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Thanks guys!

Law and Order SVU? As long as she doesn't fall for the jerk Eliot guy. I wouldn't want him for a son-in-law.

Same goes for Law and Order's former-Senator Fred Thompson. That would suck, having a GOP Senator older than me by about 15-20 years as a son-in-law... scheise!

"But Daddy, I love him!"

"Okay, Katie... I guess... I love him too."

10:09 AM  

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