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CHS students conduct mock trial

It took nearly three days for them to find her not guilty.

 

Campbellsville High School students in AP U.S. Government class, taught by Susan Dabney, recently learned all about the Supreme Court and how to conduct a criminal trial.

 

To test their knowledge, students portrayed prosecutors, defense attorneys, witnesses, jurors, bailiffs and more during a mock trial to learn about the process.

 

CHS sophomore Alli Wilson was on trial for committing a murder.

 

In the end, the trial took two days, and jurors took three days to unanimously find Wilson not guilty.

 

Dabney portrayed a judge during the trial and led students through the process.

 

CHS sophomore Haleigh Murphy, portraying a bailiff, gives instructions to jury members.

CHS sophomore Haleigh Murphy, portraying a bailiff, gives instructions to jury members.

 

CHS sophomore Gavin Johnson makes his opening statement as a defense attorney.

CHS sophomore Gavin Johnson makes his opening statement as a defense attorney.

 

CHS sophomore Abie Angel, portraying a bailiff, swears in classmate Emily Rodgers as she testifies.

CHS sophomore Abie Angel, portraying a bailiff, swears in classmate Emily Rodgers as she testifies.

 

CHS sophomore Cole Kidwell, portraying a prosecutor, questions Emily Rodgers, a sophomore, who portrays a witness.

CHS sophomore Cole Kidwell, portraying a prosecutor, questions Emily Rodgers, a sophomore, who portrays a witness.

 

CHS students portray prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, bailiffs and the accused.

CHS students portray prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, bailiffs and the accused.

 

CHS sophomore Zaria Cowan, portraying a defense attorney, questions a witness.

CHS sophomore Zaria Cowan, portraying a defense attorney, questions a witness.

 

CHS sophomore Blake Allen, portraying a witness, answers Lauryn Agathen’s questions. Agathen, a sophomore, portrayed a prosecutor.

CHS sophomore Blake Allen, portraying a witness, answers Lauryn Agathen’s questions. Agathen, a sophomore, portrayed a prosecutor.

 

CHS sophomores, from left, Gavin Johnson and Zaria Cowan portray defense attorneys, as Alli Wilson plays the accused.

CHS sophomores, from left, Gavin Johnson and Zaria Cowan portray defense attorneys, as Alli Wilson plays the accused.

 

CHS sophomore Lauryn Agathen asks questions as a prosecutor, as teacher Susan Dabney listens while portraying a judge.

CHS sophomore Lauryn Agathen asks questions as a prosecutor, as teacher Susan Dabney listens while portraying a judge.

 

CHS sophomore Cole Kidwell, portraying a prosecutor, asks classmate Ben Arachi questions as he portrays a witness.

CHS sophomore Cole Kidwell, portraying a prosecutor, asks classmate Ben Arachi questions as he portrays a witness.

 

CHS sophomore Gavin Johnson, portraying a defense attorney, asks classmate Conner Riley questions as he portrays a witness.

CHS sophomore Gavin Johnson, portraying a defense attorney, asks classmate Conner Riley questions as he portrays a witness.

 

CHS sophomore Alli Wilson answers questions in her murder trial.

CHS sophomore Alli Wilson answers questions in her murder trial.

 

CHS sophomore Trenton Popplewell answers questions as a witness.

CHS sophomore Trenton Popplewell answers questions as a witness.

 

CHS teacher Susan Dabney portrays a judge as she listens to sophomore Zaria Cowan question a witness. Cowan portrayed a defense attorney.

CHS teacher Susan Dabney portrays a judge as she listens to sophomore Zaria Cowan question a witness. Cowan portrayed a defense attorney.

 

CHS sophomore Cole Kidwell, portraying a prosecutor, delivers his closing statement to the jury.

CHS sophomore Cole Kidwell, portraying a prosecutor, delivers his closing statement to the jury.

 

CHS sophomore Zaria Cowan, portraying a defense attorney, delivers her closing statement to the jury.

CHS sophomore Zaria Cowan, portraying a defense attorney, delivers her closing statement to the jury.

 

CHS sophomore Cole Kidwell, portraying a prosecutor, delivers his closing statement to the jury.

CHS sophomore Cole Kidwell, portraying a prosecutor, delivers his closing statement to the jury.

 

CHS teacher Susan Dabney, portraying a judge, gives instructions to the jury.

CHS teacher Susan Dabney, portraying a judge, gives instructions to the jury.





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