In honor of the 2018-2019 program year kicking off this fall, we’ll be featuring some of our YG clubs and their exciting accomplishments on our blog over the next few weeks. Next up in our school profile series: Creekview High School in the Dallas District! Thanks to Mr. Jonathan Ray for sharing his and his club’s experiences.
As an advisor, what initially drew you to YG? What keeps you motivated to support your students in the program?
It’s hard to find competitive opportunities locally for Mock Trial and especially Moot Court (what YG calls Appellate). Competing usually involves out of state travel, which is cost prohibitive for some students and limits the number of students who are able to participate.
Share some of your club’s proudest YG-related accomplishments.
We’ve had Appellate teams qualify for Nationals every year (2nd in the nation one year), Mock Trial 4th place at Nationals, State Champion Appellate, and State Chief Justice.
What topics are your students most passionate about?
Mock Trial students prefer criminal trials. Appellate students love arguing the 1st and 4th Amendments.
What are some of the club’s goals for the 2018-2019 program year?
To qualify at least 2 teams for Nationals!
Creekview High School’s club currently has about 50 students in Trial and Appellate divisions. We hope to see you at Nationals this year, Creekview!