At right, sixth-grader Azzy Stavely (left) catches seventh-grader Mariana Kornreich after she pretends to faint during the mock trial.
Students at the Independent School of Winchester present a mock trial from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” to their classmates at the school Monday. Eighth-grader Grace McDonald (left) portrays prosecutor Miss Caroline and Nula Jones (standing at center), also an eighth-grader, portrays defendant Jem Finch, who is charged with trespassing. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Students at Winchester Independent School near Stephens City conduct a mock trial fashioned after the one in “To Kill a Mockingbird” in front of the school’s student body Monday. Standing at left is Grace McDonald, who portrayed prosecutor Miss Caroline. Nula Jones, who portrayed defendant Jem Finch is standing third from the left. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Students at the Independent School of Winchester showed support for the freedom of reading by holding a mock trial from the pages of one of the most banned books ever, “To Kill a…