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Mock Trial is a competition in which high school students simulate a real trial. The competition offers students to experience our judicial system from an inside point of view, where they take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses. A statewide tournament is held every year, with teams from each region of Texas advancing to the state championship, and the winner of state advancing to the national tournament.
On February 5-6, 2021, Covenant Academy's High School Mock Trial team participated in the Houston Regional Tournament, where they squared off against some of the best teams in the state. Seniors Joaquin Rivera helmed the Prosecution team, and Averie Boyd the Defense.
Covenant was one of just 4 teams to advance to the Houston Regional Finals, losing a very tight match with Providence Classical School, who advanced to the state Championship. Covenant didn't come home empty-handed, however, as Averie won Runner-Up Best Mock Trial Advocate for the entire Houston region!
Advancing to the Finals was Covenant's best finish yet, and wouldn't have been possible without the leadership of 4-year Mock Trialer, Joaquin, who has helped lay a foundation for future Covenant teams.
Today 3rd grade celebrated the culmination of their Greek studies with Olympic Games and a feast! The students competed in “Olympic events” such as chariot races, discus, javelin and arm wrestling. Following the games, the class enjoyed a sampling of traditional Greek foods. Some class favorites were: lamb, feta, olives, figs, tzatziki, stuffed olive leaves, eggplant, and pastitsio (Greek lasagna).
The class discussed how the Greeks, although a great culture with great strength, were missing out on the thing that gave life to all these delights- their Maker! What a fun time the students had immersing themselves in history!
In Latin, we highlight Roman traditions and history alongside our language study. 3rd grade continued their lessons while dressed in togas. Classical learning is a joyous adventure!
Woodworking 101! Mr. Buckles worked diligently to get the 8th graders’ toolboxes ready for construction, our Covenant parent volunteers showed up to assist, and our 8th grade Practical Arts class enjoyed another great unit on Woodworking while constructing their Toolboxes- complete with power tools!
Our 5th grade scientists have been learning about the water cycle and learned that four of the characteristics of water are color, clarity, salinity, and taste. They participated in a blind taste test with different water sources. The results needed to be verified, as all good science experiments do, so the 7th graders replicated the experiment.
The third-graders worked in Language Arts to create their very own “all about me newspaper.” To celebrate the completion of this project, the class enjoyed a morning of reading each other's papers and listening to café music while enjoying treats and hot chocolate/tea in our very own “Third Grade Café.”