SLO County Roundup


Templeton High School recorded the best-ever result by a county team at the state mock trial championship in San Jose over the weekend, according to John Fricks, the county’s local mock trial coordinator.

Templeton’s team placed eighth overall in the competition that simulates a legal trial. The North County school’s team won three times and lost once — placing it in the top third of the 34 teams competing.

Fricks said that Templeton High’s Ryan Elliott took first in the mock trial’s journalism category for individual award winners —the first time a county student has ever received that honor.

In addition, Christian Mosbrucker won outstanding bailiff.

The team was coached by Templeton High school teacher Scott Lewis, a former attorney.

Lewis said the team beat high schools from Imperial, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties before losing to Kern County’s team.

The winner of the competition was San Mateo County’s Hillsdale High School and a school from San Francisco County was runner-up.

— Nick Wilson

Morro Bay

To raise money for San Luis Obispo County Special Olympics, the 2010 Tip-A-Cop Dinner is set for April 2 in Morro Bay.

Tickets are $20 per adult and include a tri-tip barbecue meal and a drink.

An eight-person table can be purchased for $150. All proceeds go to the Law Enforcement Torch Run effort, which supports local Special Olympics.

Tickets are available through the Morro Bay Police Department, the San Luis Obispo Special Olympics office and the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce.

— Amy Dempsey

Paso Robles

Applications are being accepted for the 2010 Miss California Mid-State Fair Pageant through April 15.

An orientation meeting is set for 6 p.m. March 31 in the Skybox at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 15 and are available at the Paso Robles Event Center and at www.midstatefair.com.

The pageant is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 20 on the Budweiser Fort Frontier Stage.

Contestants must have never been married and be between the ages of 17 and 22 by July 21, and live in San Luis Obispo County.

Each contestant will compete in five categories: interview, platform, talent, swimsuit and evening wear.

For information, call pageant coordinator Patti Lucas at 612-6971 or e-mail pglucas19@gmail.com.

— Tonya Strickland