We received this from the Bar Foundation:
Wayne Hills High School and Wayne Valley High School registered as separate teams when they entered the competition. It has been brought to the attention of the Mock Trial Committee that a combined “Wayne” team showed up at the courthouse without advance notice or advance permission to combine teams from two schools. Everyone on the committee who weighed in on this matter voted to disqualify the combined “Wayne” team from further competition. Please so inform the teacher-coach as soon as possible.
it states nowhere in any of the rules that we are not allowed to combine teams. In fact, we didn't even combine teams. The Wayne Valley High School dropped out of the competition. We re-absorbed members from the Wayne Valley High School team that are members of Wayne Hills High School.
In fact, according to Rule 2:2-4 of the Mock Trial Handbook; No rule or procedure may be changed after the 30th day preceding the ﬁrst contest.
This is beyond unfair, and we need you, every single one of you, to help us prove that this is not OK.