Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
Mr. Wayne Benos has exemplary commitment to coaching the IHS/IMS Mock Trial teams with Dr. Rick Fierer. Mr. Benos has been attending one to two meetings per week for the entire school year as the mock trial legal advisor for six years. In his role as legal advisor for the Mock Trial, he coaches students in courtroom etiquette, oration, questioning, and delivery of statements. Going beyond this, he also reads and analyzes the Mock Trial case materials outside of practice. Mr. Benos coordinates scrimmages against other schools, and attends the official competitions for middle and high school each year. He provides constructive criticism and encouragement throughout the Mock Trial process, aiding students of all levels in achieving their potential. This year, Mr. Benos and Dr. Fierer have coached the high school team all the way to regionals! We appreciate the work Mr. Benos has done for the Mock Trial team and hope we continue to be fortunate enough to work with him in the future.
Mr. Benos was nominated by IHS students Karah and Thorin Chappel.