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Woodbury, East Ridge Mock Trial team heading to state championship

The Woodbury and East Ridge high school combination mock trial will be competing in the state mock trial competition Tuesday and Wednesday at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth, Minn. This year's case was the Glensheen murders.

Court. It's a place that most people hope they never have to see the inside of. However, for a group of Woodbury and East Ridge high school students, it's exactly where they want to be.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, the Woodbury and East Ridge high school Mock Trial team will competing in the state championship at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth.

A total of 12 teams throughout Minnesota will face off in the courtroom.

"We've face most of these before so we know it's a really good challenge for us, but also that we are capable of facing these teams," said co-advisorSarah Lanners, who is an English teacher from East Ridge. "I think we have a shot."

Gwender Sterling, a paraprofessional at Woodbury High School, is the other co-advisor.

Last year the team placed seventh in the state.

Check back next Thursday to see how the team does at the state competition

See the March 9 print edition of the Woodbury Bulletin for the full story.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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