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2007 Mock Trial Championship Top Teams

2007 Best Advocate Awards

Best Prosecution Attorney
"Robert Horton Campbell Award"
Lee Davies of Battle Ground Academy with TBA YLD President Lisa Richter

Best Defense Attorney
Amy Allen of Jefferson County High School with TBA YLD President Lisa Richter

2007 Best Witness Awards

Best Defense Witness
David Hill of Family Christian Academy

Best Prosecution Witness
Fred Brown of Battle Ground Academy

2007 Team MVP Awards

Allison Herren
Battle Ground Academy, Franklin

Sarah Hildebrand
Bearden High School, Knoxville

Ryan Pavloski
Dyersburg High School, Dyersburg

Ethan Hargraves
Family Christian Academy, Chatt.

Allison Dowdle
Harpeth Hall, Nashville

Alex McFall
Jefferson County High School

Judith Crews
McCallie School, Chattanooga

B.J. Short
South Greene High School

Emily Sharp-Keller
Springfield High School, Springfield

Jenny Guyton
St. Mary's Episcopal, Memphis

Melissa McSharry
Tennessee High School, Bristol

Karimeh Moukaddem
Tullahoma High School, Tullahoma

Edward Gottfried
University School of Nashville

Kris Kirby
Warren County High School, McMinnville

Ashley Shaunak
Westminster Academy, Memphis

The Robert Horton Campbell Award
Best Advocate for the Plaintiff/Prosecution

The Robert Horton Campbell Award honors the best plaintiff or prosecution advocate each year at the Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition.

The award is named for Robert Horton Campbell, a member of the Chattanooga Central High School mock trial team in 1989 and 1990 and recipient of the “Best Attorney Award” in 1989. After graduating from high school, Campbell attended college and finished his freshman year with a perfect 4.0 grade average. On the last day of classes, he telephoned his mother from a convenient store to tell her the good news. An innocent bystander, he became the victim of an armed robbery at the store. He died on May 10, 1991 at the age 19.

In 1993, the “Best Attorney Award” was renamed the “Robert Horton Campbell Best Advocate Award” and presented for the first time to mock trial competitor Tom Springer of Nashville’s Montgomery Bell Academy. Campbell’s mother Susan L. Campbell of Chattanooga was on hand for the ceremony and his former mock trial coach Gary Humble presented the award.

In 2006, the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Mock Trial Committee decided to award two best advocate recognitions: one for best defense advocate and another for best plaintiff or prosecution advocate. To continue honoring the memory of Robert Horton Campbell and his commitment to the ideals of mock trial, the award for best plaintiff/prosecution advocate is named the The Robert Horton Campbell Award, Best Advocate for the Plaintiff/Prosecution.

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