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Mock trial team falls short of title

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High School’s mock trial team fell short of a state title this year.

The team placed fifth in the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition held this past weekend at the Gwinnett Justice Center in Lawrenceville.

“Even though it was not the outcome that we wanted, we were still exceedingly proud of our team,” said co-teacher coach Anna Cox.

Cox, a Latin teacher at the school, coaches alongside her husband, Andrew Cox, who teaches chemistry at Jonesboro High.

The team’s attorney coaches were State Court Judge John Carbo, State Court Judge Linda Cowen, Assistant District Attorney Katherine Powers and Solicitor General Tasha Mosley.

Cox said the students, particularly the seniors, were disappointed in the results.

“They were devastated but the ones who are returning to us are ready for next year,” she said.

Cox said 12 on the 16-member team will likely return in August to begin preparing for next year’s competitive mock trial season, using this year’s experience as inspiration.