Two weeks after winning its regional competition over Jesuit and other schools in Washington County, Catlin Gabel’s varsity mock trial team took 4th place in the March 17-18, 2017 state competition at the United States Courthouse in downtown Portland. The students conducted three trials of the civil case of Landry Lopez v BB’s Burgers, in which a high school student working at a local restaurant claimed they were fired for engaging in protected whistleblowing activity (reporting a theft by a fellow employee). Catlin team members include: Sahil Nerurkar, Angela Liu, Reuben Schafir, Javin Dana, Grace Wong, Grace Masback, Neil Natarajan, Marisa Natarajan, Isabelle Zheng, and Sage Yamamoto. The team is coached by faculty coordinator Wendy Wilkinson, along with Bob Bonaparte, Eli Coon, Tyler Francis, David Coombs, Brooke Calcagno, and Andrea Seykora.
There are eight seniors on Catlin’s varsity team, who in the past three years have finished fifth statewide (2015), second (2016), and fourth (2017).