Some are inspired by television shows, another by his uncle who just completed law school. One student’s mom made her sign up and yet another said simply, “We like to argue.” They are all members of South View’s Mock Trial Team, and no matter the reason that brought them together, it seems to be working for them. They are advancing to regional competition this week, the only team of five in the district to achieve that level this year, and will be competing against high school teams.
The snoring dog is the first clue that this is not an ordinary 7th grade classroom. It’s the sunroom at Sophia Doebbert’s home, which is her classroom for about half of the school year. It looks like mission control, with Sophia at the center of an arc of computer screens, her motorized wheelchair temporarily in “park.” Winston, the dog, is sleeping noisily on her lap, but Sophia is alert and working hard.
Learn more about the programs and projects the Edina Education Fund supports at the 20th Anniversary Show and Tell Luncheon, Monday, Feb. 22. The event features displays and demonstrations by Innovation Grant recipients.
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