Xavier squad is state mock trial runner-up, senior named individual champion

From left are “Xavier North” squad members Natalie Kerwin, Hannah Tribolet, Katherine Milano, Chelsea Divins, Ane Pulu, Fiona Pan, and Alex Murray. (submitted photo)

From left are “Xavier North” squad members Natalie Kerwin, Hannah Tribolet, Katherine Milano, Chelsea Divins, Ane Pulu, Fiona Pan, and Alex Murray. (submitted photo)

For the first time in Xavier College Preparatory’s history, all four squads of the Elias M. Romley Xavier Mock Trial Team competed in the Arizona State Mock Trial Championship.

The “Xavier North” squad – comprised of Xavier seniors Captain Chelsea Divins, Katherine Milano, and Ane Pulu; juniors Alex Murray and Hannah Tribolet; sophomore Natalie Kerwin; and freshwoman Fiona Pan – placed second in the state and received the state runner-up trophy, according to a press release.

Xavier senior Katherine Milano won the individual state championship, a $600 scholarship, and the Justice Ryan Award of Special Merit for the most outstanding individual performance in this year’s championship tournament.

Ms. Milano and senior Alex Kusen were both named to the All-State Team as well.

Judge Stephen McNamee and Xavier senior Katherine Milano. (submitted photo)

Judge Stephen McNamee and Xavier senior Katherine Milano. (submitted photo)

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