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Lincoln Student goes to state competition

Lincoln High Junior, Sarah Shih, poses for a photo.  She won an award at San Joaquin County's mock trial.  She then advanced to the state competitions.

Lincoln High Junior, Sarah Shih, poses for a photo. She won an award at San Joaquin County's mock trial. She then advanced to the state competitions.

Photo Courtesy: Akilah Jeffery

Lincoln High Junior, Sarah Shih, poses for a photo. She won an award at San Joaquin County's mock trial. She then advanced to the state competitions.

Photo Courtesy: Akilah Jeffery

Photo Courtesy: Akilah Jeffery

Lincoln High Junior, Sarah Shih, poses for a photo. She won an award at San Joaquin County's mock trial. She then advanced to the state competitions.

Makiyla Taylor, Staff Writer

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That’s what we need for our team, to grow”

— Sara Shih, Lincoln High School Junior

Lincoln high junior, Sara Shih is eligible to go to the State Mock Trial championship in Sacramento on March 23rd after her win in February. 

Sara assumed the role of Courtroom Journalist– a new role that has never been filled before in the history of Lincoln High’s Mock Trial club. “It was surprising to see– I was confused I didn’t know what would go on- how I would do. They didn’t have a courtroom journalist before, it was the first time our school had a courtroom journalist.” 

Remarkably, this is Sara’s first year being apart of the Mock Trial Club and initially she hadn’t intended to be the first Courtroom Journalist. 

“I had a bunch of friends in Mock Trial– I wanted to be a lawyer initially but a lot of experienced people wanted to be an attorney and we need experience. That’s what we need for our team to grow– one of the coaches was talking about the courtroom journalist role and how you can win an award for it, I was thinking that seems interesting.”

The competition in February had six rounds total, Sara only had to participate in four of the six rounds- but she had to base her report on either round three or four. 

“When I get home, I have to write an article about what happened and be as least bias as possible.” The finished report was due on that Saturday, the 23rd of February at 8 a.m.. 

Next year, Sara hopes to be both an attorney and Courtroom Journalist again-

“If I’m the defense attorney, then on prosecution day I can  take notes and make a courtroom report– so I was thinking I could try that and ask if that’s possible– if won being a courtroom journalist this year, I could shoot for it next year.” 

Sara went to the state competitions with the #1 school, Venture Academy, on Saturday. 

The team from San Joaquin County placed sixth, just shy of advancing further.  

Photo Courtesy: Akilah Jeffery
The award, which Sara Shih, Lincoln High junior won is a plaque.

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Makiyla Taylor, Staff writer



Makiyla Taylor, a part of class of 2020,  is a writer for The Lincolnian. She primarily covers stories that emphasizes on the opinion and entertainment...

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