Tonight was the first round of competition for the mock trial team. The kids were all right. There are three seniors on the team who are really good; they’re convincing, confident, and canny. The younger students, who gave me a bit of a scare at our last training session, came through very nicely. We had a historically weak team against us tonight that, to their great credit, put on a pretty decent show, so that was nice to see, too — but mainly, I’m proud of the kids on my team; they did great. Next week, it’s our rematch against the defending champions.