Kalamazoo, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Central High School varsity mock trial team won a state championship in Lansing on Saturday, March 19, with Kreis Enderle attorney, Nick Spigiel, as an attorney coach.
Their championship win came against a team from Ann Arbor, and it was the 18th championship in the last 30 years for Kalamazoo Central.
Nick was one of five attorney coaches on the team along with head coaches Amanda Sidwell and Francis P. Bilancio.
“I’m just really proud of the team,” Nick said. “It’s great to see them work together and be rewarded with such an astounding achievement. They deserve all the credit.”
Kalamazoo Central fielded two teams – a varsity and a junior varsity – in this year’s tournament. The varsity team, named the Giants, won the state title while the junior varsity team, named the Maroons, finished third. The two teams faced each other earlier in the competition to advance to the state final, with the Giants finishing on top.
Kalamazoo Central’s varsity team will now represent the state of Michigan in the National High School Mock Trial Championship May 11-15 in Boise, Idaho.
Nick graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in political science before receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. His main practice areas include civil litigation, real estate and contract disputes.