Waco HS has reached the semifinals of the Regional Texas High School Mock Trial competition after defeating Midway Wednesday. WHS will face the Waco Home Schoolers' team at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in McLennan County's 54th District Court. The winner of that "trial" will face the winner of the Live Oak/McGregor mock trial in the Regional Finals.
Coach Rick Lowe's WHS team went to the state finals three years ago.
Only two of the 10 students on this years team are seniors, so Lowe considered this a bit of a "rebuilding" year, but they proved him wrong.
Former Baylor President Ken Starr has worked with the group, as have some prosecutors in the McLennan County District Attorney's office.
Six of the 10 team members will participate in Thursday's competition.