Charleston, South Carolina
Claire Gaddy is in her eighth year total of mock trial and thrilled to be a part of the FSU program. She is honored to be leading the team and excited to be an attorney in spring season. Outside of mock trial, Claire plays the cello and has orchestral credits throughout Spain and Belgium, including with Músiques Sense Fronteres. Claire graduates in spring 2023 and has committed to serve with the Peace Corps Malawi starting in May 2023.
EXTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT
Alyssa Yanes is in her fifth total year of mock trial, and she came to FSU Mock Trial with plenty of high school experience. She has competed as both an attorney and a witness and loves both roles equally in different ways. She will captain her third team at FSU in the spring of 2023. Outside of mock trial, Alyssa is a Spanish/English tutor for grades K-12. Her favorite part of mock trial is how much fun everyone has as a team. She graduates in 2025 and plans to attend law school.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Andrea Alvarez is in her third year of mock trial with FSU and studies criminology and child development. In the past, Andrea has served on our program's Leadership Board as a Recruitment Coordinator and Event Coordinator. She is especially excited to be a prosecution and defense attorney this spring 2023 season. Outside of the program, she is a senator in FSU’s Student Government. Andrea graduates this spring of 2023 and plans to attend grad school at FSU.
INTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT
Coral Springs, Florida
Alexa Varnon has been competing on mock trial teams for six years, and she is so excited to be in her second year with the FSU team! Within mock trial, she is most proud of all the relationships she has created along the journey. Outside of mock trial, Alexa loves to read... some of her favorite books are The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. She also enjoys hiking and playing videogames! Alexa graduates spring 2024 and plans to get a Master's in English before heading off to law school.
Genesis Nerys is in her second year of mock trial and has grown exponentially throughout her time with the program. In spring 2021, she was a freshman on the ORCS team. She has been a Girl Scout her whole life and is now a volunteer leader for her Girl Scout troop - she is the ultimate cookie plug! Genesis graduates in 2025 and plans to attend law school.
Nico Miro is in his second year with FSU mock trial. He has competed as both an attorney and a witness with FSU Mock Trial during his time and was a captain this past Fall 2022 season. He is excited to compete with the FSU A team this spring! Nico graduates in 2025 and plans to attend law school.
Anya Finley is in her second year of mock trial. She is especially proud of how hard the team has worked despite challenges. Before mock trial, Anya was the quintessential theater kid, and she still loves watching and performing musicals. She is also a writer and the historian for the Undergrad Law Review at FSU! Anya graduates in fall 2024 and plans to attend law school.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Since 2008, the competitors at Florida State Mock Trial have worked together to do one thing: succeed. That goal has been met countless times by countless students that have joined, grown, and graduated from our program. In the 2020-2021 season alone, our competitors received 52 individual awards, five 1st place finishes, nine top-4 finishes, 3 bids to the nation's Opening Round Championship Series, and a bid to the National Championship Tournament.
In the few years that FSU Mock Trial has been active, our program has quickly grown beyond the scope of our Tallahassee campus. Our tournaments- the Capital City Invitational and the Sunshine State Showdown- are a way to give back to the activity that has brought us all together at both the collegiate and high school level.
Whether it be in the courtroom, the classroom, or abroad, the Seminoles at Florida State Mock Trial have always strived to be the very best advocates they can be- for themselves and others.
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