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Charlotte Amalie High School Team Wins 30th Annual Moot Court Competition

  • Janeka Simon
  • May 10, 2024

For three decades, the annual Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Virgin Islands Bar Association, has been helping local high schoolers exercise their clinical thinking abilities. This year, for the 30th annual competition, nineteen squads from nine schools participated in three rounds of lively oral argument on legal matters.  Following the first qualifying rounds on April 9, competitors advanced to the District Rounds on April 16. The five teams on St. Croix all advanced to the finals, while the top five teams in the St. Thomas-St. John rankings went through to the championship round. Scholarships of between $250 and $500 were awarded to the four Best Oralists of each district, and team prizes of $150 to $500 were awarded to the top three teams in each district, to be split evenly among members.  Of the ten squads from across the territory who participated in the championship round on April 18, Shaynèe Cherival and Kemiah Solomon of the Charlotte Amalie High School emerged as ...