Saturday, April 21, 2007
Daughter Ellen (front row, left) completed her career on the Drake University mock trial team last weekend at the "Gold Nationals" tournament in Florida. Drake tied for 14th in the nation.
For someone who was a shy young girl, Ellen's progression to a young woman with the poise, intelligence and confidence to compete at the highest level of mock trial is a source of pride (and some marvel) for her parents. The time commitment for these student competitors is extensive, little different than that for student athletes.
Here is a season-wrap up article on Drake's web site. (Photo credit: Drake University)