LEWISTON — Lewiston High School student Sophie Mitchell has won the third annual Skelton Taintor & Abbott Lewiston High School Mock Trial Team MVP Scholarship Award.

She will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the law firm as the most valiant player.

Mitchell is editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and is a member of the school civil rights team. She serves as the senior class representative to the Lewiston School Committee.

She also attended the Seeds of Peace Camp in 2014/2015 and was a multiyear member of the high school mock trial team, which was a semifinalist in this year’s statewide competition.

She has been accepted for admission to Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in the fall. Mitchell is the daughter of Shari Mitchell of Lewiston.

Skelton Taintor & Abbott was joined in making the scholarship announcement by Michelle Crowley, who is the teacher/coach of the mock trial team.

Crowley noted, “Sophie is an ideal recipient of this scholarship. She made a multi-year commitment to the mock trial program and demonstrated great leadership on the team. She has a strong work ethic and demonstrated tremendous personal growth and development as a member of the team. This scholarship award will help her attain her goals for college.”

Skelton Taintor & Abbott shareholder and director Darcie Beaudin said, “Our firm is pleased to present its third annual mock trial team scholarship award to Sophie Mitchell. She exemplifies all of the qualities that the firm wishes to support and was a key member of the mock trial team. We have no doubt that she will be successful as she begins her college career.”

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