We congratulate Cathedral Catholic High School on their First Place finish in the 14th Annual San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition that concluded on February 22, 2020. 

We also congratulate Francis Parker School on their outstanding Second Place finish in the competition and The Bishop’s School for being awarded the first annual Judge David H. Bartick Civility and Sportsmanship Award. 


Congratulate to all the students listed below who received awards for their participation in the mock trial of People v. Matsumoto. 

Date Category       Student and School
2020 Outstanding Pretrial Attorney – Prosecution

Dillon Broderick

Patrick Henry High School
Aaron Fan
Westview High School  
2020 Outstanding Pretrial Attorney – Defense
James Freedman
Torrey Pines High School
Anjali Paye
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Maddison Walsh
Bonsall High School   
2020 Outstanding Trial Attorney – Prosecution
Anna Acevedo
Cathedral Catholic High School – Team 2
Serena Scott
University City High School
Matt Clapsaddle
Westview High School
Maddison Walsh
Bonsall High School 
2020 Outstanding Trial Attorney – Defense 
William Friet
Mission Bay High School
Faith Campbell
Francis Parker School
Cole Hume
Cathedral Catholic High School – Team 2
Noah Thomas
Westview High School
2020 Outstanding Witness – Prosecution
Mica Acosta 
Cathedral Catholic High School – Team 2
Rachel Waid
Coastal Academy High School
Makenna Riddell
Bonsall High School
Donovan Wilcox
Waldorf of San Diego High School  
2020 Outstanding Witnesses – Defense
Mimi Tran 
Carlsbad High School
Ketia Mukenge
Abrham Lincoln High School
Nick Androski
Otay Ranch High School
2020 Outstanding Clerk 
Mikayla Nang 
Cathedral Catholic High School – Team 1
2020 Outstanding Bailiff 
Shrawani Pradhan 
Scripps Ranch High School   

Top Ten Teams

Cathedral Catholic High School – Team 1

Francis Parker School

La Jolla Country Day School – Team 1

Westview High School

La Jolla High School

Academy of Our Lady of Peace

The Bishop’s School

Torrey Pines High School

Cathedral Catholic High School – Team 2

Del Norte High School

2020 Summary of Results
  • 69 trials between 2/5, 2/11, 2/19, and 2/22, 2020
  • 607 students from 32 high schools participated in the San Diego County Competition (34 teams competed)
  • rounds of competition.  Each team competed twice – both prosecution and defense
  • 63 state, federal, appellate judges, and commissioners presided over 69 trials (some presided twice)
  • 75 attorneys volunteered as a coach
  • 255 attorneys volunteered to score the 4 rounds of the Competition and the Championship round                
  • 75 courtroom monitors volunteered including JusticeCorps students and paralegals from the San Diego Paralegal Association
  • Cathedral Catholic High School will go on to compete in the Finals of the 39th Annual California State High School Mock Trial Competition in Los Angeles on March 20-22, 2020