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Gilmour Academy Wins Moot Court States


On Friday, May 4, Gilmour Academy’s Moot Court team traveled to states to compete against other qualifying schools. The outcome was better than the team expected. Sabrina Bauman (’18) and Allie Mikolanis (’19) were crowned the title of the Ohio Moot Court State Champions. Along with the duo, Gabe Gainer (’19), Gwen Mascha (’21), and Jackson Sturdevant (’20) advanced to the quarterfinals and received 1st place in Respondent Brief. Bauman and Mikolanis also were 2nd Place in Petitioner Brief. Mikolanis went on to receive a third award and was named Best Respondent Advocate out of all the competitors.

Sabrina Bauman (’18) and Allie Mikolanis (’19) are overjoyed after winning the Moot Court State Championship.

Mikolanis said, “It was a complete and total shock when we won. I knew we’d done well, but I wasn’t expecting it! Everyone did such a great job!”

Sturdevant described Moot Court as “an imaginary court trial, where we use real-life court trials to study for whatever case we’re given. It’s a lot of hard work and thinking on your feet, but it was all worth it when we won states!”

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Kat Rankin ('20) is a sophomore at Gilmour Academy and lives in Moreland Hills, OH. After moving to Ohio in third grade, Kat attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic School. Kat has a passion for writing from a very young age, continuing it throughout high school by taking creative writing and joining TILT. She also participates in volleyball, cheerleading, and softball at the Academy. In her free time, Kat loves to read, skateboard, and take walks with her dog. As a new member of the Lance staff, Kat hopes to share some of her passions and positively impact her readers.