"The Franklin High School Mock Trial Team will make its case to be one of the state's top teams at a competition later this week.
The team has advanced to the "elite eight" of the Massachusetts Bar Association's high school mock trial tournament, and will take part in the next round at the Worcester County Courthouse on Friday.
FHS teacher Michael Walsh, one of the team's coaches, said this represents one of the school's furthest forays into the competition, though it has reached the final four once before.
"We're pretty excited about it," he said. "I believe strongly that it is an excellent educational program."
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|FHS Mock Trail Team for 2016-2017 (Pantherbook photo)|