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Annual Student Moot Court Competition Releases Rankings

Moot Court for students commenced on April 6. (Source file photo)

The Moot Court Planning Committee has announced that the district rounds of the 27th Annual Moot Court Competition commenced as scheduled on April 6. The competition opened with remarks by Charlotte Perrell Esq., president of the V.I. Bar Association. Presiding Judge Harold Willocks then gave a brief welcome address, and Attorney General of the Virgin Islands Denise George provided a keynote address discussing federalism, dual sovereignty and the territorial clause of the Constitution. A copy of George’s speech is available on the Bar Association’s website.

The rankings for individual oralists and teams were as follows:

St Thomas-St John-Water Island District Teams:

1st Place: Antilles Appellees (Kashish Chainani and Aisha Khemani)

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2nd Place: St. Thomas Seventh-day Appellees Team 2 (Ari-el Joshua and D’kai Blake)

3rd Places: CAHS Appellants (Tiah Tapia and Shaudae Richardson) and Antilles Appellants (Kaden Hughes and Ritesh Alwani)

Individually, for St Thomas-St John-Water Island District

Best Oralist: D’Kai Blake of St. Thomas-St. John Seventh-day Adventist School

1st Runner Up: Kashish Chainani of Antilles School

2nd Runner Up: A tie between Mi’Kaylah Thomas of Charlotte Amalie High School, Kaden Hughes of Antilles School

3rd Runner Up: Tiah Tapia of Charlotte Amalie High School

St Croix District Teams

1st Place: St Croix Educational Complex appellees (Keanna Alphonse and Nancy Parilla)

2nd Place: St Croix Educational Complex appellants (Benjamin Simpson and L’Drina Aldonza)

3rd place: St Croix Seventh-day Appellees (Eden Smith and Joshua Nemorin)

Individually, for St Croix District

Best Oralist: L’Drina Aldonza of St. Croix Educational Complex

1st Runner Up: Nancy Parrilla of St. Croix Educational Complex

2nd Runner Up: Eden Smith of St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School

3rd Runner Up: Kajani Reynolds of St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School

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