Northwood University Mock Trial Team Places 2nd at Case Western Reserve University

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One team placed 2nd out of more than 20 teams.
(Left to right): Mandi Bartnik, Katie West, Paige Buckley, Terry Green, Myisha Ishmeal, Adam Brenders, Amanda Riley, Meghan Ewald, Dale Torbert, Amee Cox, Stephanie Hentschel, Ibrahim Lawton, Jonathon Spagnuolo, Thomas Sample.

(Left to right): Mandi Bartnik, Katie West, Paige Buckley, Terry Green, Myisha Ishmeal, Adam Brenders, Amanda Riley, Meghan Ewald, Dale Torbert, Amee Cox, Stephanie Hentschel, Ibrahim Lawton, Jonathon Spagnuolo, Thomas Sample.

December 7, 2012

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University sent two Mock Trial teams to an invitational tournament sponsored by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, on November 17-18. One of Northwood’s teams placed 2nd out of more than 20 teams.

The Northwood Mock Trial team that placed 2nd in the tournament included: Amee Cox, a junior from Liverpool, England; Stephanie Hentschel, a junior from Midland; Myisha Ishmeal, a sophomore from Detroit; Ibrahim Lawton, a junior from Detroit; Amanda Riley, a senior from Detroit; and Dale Torbert, a senior from Reynoldsburg, OH. This team won both ballots against Hillsdale College, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Pittsburg while both losing and winning a ballot from one of the teams from George Washington University. The team finished the tournament with a final record of 7 wins and 1 loss.

The second team from Northwood included: Mandi Bartnik, a sophomore from Cass City; Adam Brenders, a freshman from Rochester Hills; Paige Buckley, a senior from Birch Run; Meghan Ewald, a sophomore from Milford; Terry Green, a sophomore from Hesperia; Thomas Sample, a sophomore from Westland; Jonathon Spagnuolo, a junior from Bath; and Katie West, a sophomore from Birch Run. This team won both ballots against Carnegie Mellon, won one ballot and lost one ballot against the University of Chicago, and narrowly lost rounds to the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University. The team finished with a record of 3 wins and 5 losses.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.