Nova Classical Academy placed 4th in the nation at the 2015 National High School Mock Trial Championships in Raleigh, NC, after preliminary competitions against South Korea, Hawaii, Ohio, and Massachusetts.
For the second time in three years, Nova’s team earned the highest speaker point total at the championship. Captained by senior Margaret Flynn Sapia and junior Liam Magistad, the team includes Caroline Behling-Hess, Ignasi Dorca,
Ben Garcia, Chloe Kirk, Nicolas LaFrombois, and Olivia Shaffer. Magistad was also named an outstanding witness, a designation awarded to only ten students
in the country.
MSBA members who participated in judging at Nationals were Justice David Lillehaug, Chief Judge Peter Cahill, Judge James Dehn, Kristin Olsen, Marjorie Rapp, and William McGinnis.