Recently, the Roman Catholic High School Mock Trial team competed in the finals of the John S. Bradway Philadelphia High School Mock Trial Competition at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Roman defeated Saint Joseph’s Prep, 9-0, to win the competition and the 2015 City Championship. This was Roman’s second straight city title, third overall, having also won in 2014.
The team is coached by Roman alumnus and Villanova Law student, Steve Patton, along with faculty member John Pensabene. Michael Schwoerer won the “Best Attorney for the Prosecution” award and Anthony Nguyen won the “Best Witness Award.” Following their win in the City Championship, Roman’s team represented Philadelphia in the state tournament, which took place in Harrisburg on March 27th and 28th. They placed second just behind Quigley Catholic High School from Baden, PA (Beaver County)
Pictured are members of the 2015 Roman Catholic High School Mock Trial Team and coaches, which includes (Left to Right): Josh Picciotti ‘ 18 (Resident of South Philadelphia), Anthony Nguyen ’15 , Kyle Westerfer ’15, Mr. John Pensabene, Thomas Leonard ’15, Mr. Steven Patton ’08, Michael Schwoerer ’15, Logan Moore ’15, Philemon Tedros ’16, and Vincent Capitolo ’16