Centennial High School named Mock Trial champs, will represent Kern County in state championships

Centennial High School defeated Bakersfield High School in a very close 4th round to win the 2013 Kern County Mock Trial Super Saturday championship held today in Bakersfield's Kern County Superior Courts.
 
19 county high school teams argued the fictitious case of People v. Vega. Centennial High will represent Kern County at the California Mock Trial, March 22-24 in Riverside.
 
Rounding out the top seven teams were:
 
Third — Ridgeview High School
Fourth — Stockdale High School
Fifth — Robert F. Kennedy High School
Sixth — South High School
Seventh — West High School
 
Competing high schools reversed defense and prosecution roles each round and provided witnesses and courtroom officials in the fictitious case of People v. Vega. People v. Vega is the trial of Adrian Vega, a prominent resident of Hidden Valley and child of the city’s mayor. Vega was charged with failure to perform a duty following an accident (commonly referred to as felony hit-and-run).
 
Kern County Mock Trial is funded with a grant from the Harry and Ethel West Foundation and is sponsored by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Kern County Bar Association, Kern County Superior Courts of California, Kern County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff's Reserves.

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