At Midreshet Shalhevet, the spirit wins


The whole school joined in Spirit Day to celebrate the Midreshet Shalhevet Sabers basketball team’s recent wins, as well as the success of the school’s debate, torah bowl and poetry slam teams, and in anticipation of upcoming basketball games and competitions for the mock trial, debate, and poetry slam teams.

The Midreshet Shalhevet mock trial team has started breaking down the case for this year’s New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament. It is a complicated case, in which the plaintiff is suing for malicious prosecution. The team analyzed the witnesses and evidence for the defense and prosecution, and started to decide how to bring in the evidence. They have just been awarded their parts for the trial.

The lawyers will be team captain Avgayil Lev, senior of Woodmere; co-captain Avigail Borah, senior of Hewlett; Sarit Perl, senior of Atlantic Beach; junior Aviva Marmer of Brooklyn, and sophomore Yael Simon of Queens. Wtnesses will be junior Riva Petrash of Brooklyn, junior Nechama Schneider of Far Rockaway, junior Leah Miller of West Hempstead, junior Hayley Tanzman of Queens, sophomore Chaya Roffe of Hewlett, and freshman Avigayil Roffe of Hewlett.