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Ripon Christian teens making case in court

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POSTED February 16, 2013 2:02 a.m.

The Ripon Christian High mock trial team will be back in the courtroom come Tuesday.

In this true-to-life competition, RC will be among the 11 high school teams debating a fictitious case before presiding superior court judges and scoring attorneys at the 2013 San Joaquin County Mock Trial Competition at the San Joaquin Superior Court, 222 E. Weber Ave., Stockton.

The case is the People vs. Vega – this is official material for the 32nd annual California Mock Trial Competition – is a hit-and-run trial that features a pre-trial argument on the Fifth Amendment.

According to San Joaquin County Office of Education, Adrian Vega, who is a prominent resident of Hidden Valley and son of the city’s mayor, is on trial after being charged with “failure to perform a duty following an accident.”

The county-wide event will consist of RC, ABLE Charter, Merrill West, Kimball, Venture Academy, Stockton Early College Academy, Pacific Law Academy, Escalon, Lincoln and Langston Hughes Academy.

The first round will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the second round scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5:30.

The third and fourth rounds will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 and 11 a.m. The awards ceremony is planned for later that day in the Federal Building, 401 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton, at 3:30 p.m.

All events are open to the public.

For more information, log on to www.sjcoe.org.

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