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Cloquet mock trial team reaches section finals


February 15, 2019

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Members of the Cloquet High School Mock Trial team include (front row, from left) Ryan Badger, Maddie Dostal and Peter Tomhave; (middle row, from left) Hannah Baker, Allie Wojtysiak, Johnathan Muhvich, Kelly Lorenz and Payten Schneberger and (back row, from left) A.J. Maijala and Joshua South.

It's been seven years since the Cloquet High School Mock Trial team made it to the state tournament. The 2018-2019 season is looking like a promising opportunity to return. The Lumberjacks are 3-0 at trial, and if they keep rolling through the fourth trial, they will find themselves deservingly back at state.

Since its start 35 years ago, only two coaches have led the Lumberjacks. Cloquet social studies teacher Bret Baker has coached the team since he took over from retired social studies teacher Doug Johnson 17 years ago.

"Mr. Johnson deserves much of the credit for building the program f...

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