Bishop Lynch High School, of Dallas, finished 10th out of 46 teams at the 2019 National High School Mock Trial Competition from May 16 to May 19 in Athens, Georgia. This is the second time in the past five years that a Texas team has placed in the top 10.

In March, Bishop Lynch topped 28 Texas high school teams to earn its place at the national competition.

Team members included Ryan Gerron, Leah Hawthorne, Kathleen McNeill, Billy Olsson, Jason Peraza, Grace Rochester, Mike Rutherford, Charlie Stock, Grace Stroud, Beth Storm as teacher-coach, and Magistrate Judge Rebecca Rutherford, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, as attorney adviser.

Evelyn Penrose, of Wylie High School, took top honors out of eight artists competing in the national competition’s art contest.

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