For the first time in its history, Oxnard High School won the Ventura County Mock Trial competition. “Supreme Coach” Victor Salas led the students, ably assisted by his associate Courtney Yoder, Senior Deputy District Attorney Gil Romero, and Deputy DAs Tom Dunlevy and David Russell.
Oxnard’s team traveled in mid-March to San Jose for the championships. According to Joe O’Neill, who himself coached a Mock Trial team and who persuaded Victor to get involved. Oxnard finished 15th out of 34 teams. This is a fabulous achievement for the Oxnard kids, their teacher liaison Keith Koch, and the attorneys whose time and efforts made the local victory possible.
The Oxnard team is asking for contributions towards its travel expenses. Your help is needed, please send contributions to:
OXHS Mock Trial Team, c/o Victor Salas 1655 Mesa Verde Ave. Suite 150, Ventura, CA 93003