MGA Mock Mediation team visits seventh annual International Mock Mediation Tournament

Dr. Peter B. Makaya’s Middle Georgia State University Mock Mediation Team (MMT) participated in the Seventh Annual International Mock Mediation Tournament held at Drake University, Des Moines, IA from November 11- 14, 2015. The MMT was made up of three Georgia Academy students: Katie (Sarah) Blackwell, Hannah J. Smith and Hannah L. Smith. There were 32 colleges and Universities that participated in the tournament, including Boston University, University of Texas-Dallas and Drake University, among other big institutions.

 

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Left to Right: Katie Blackwell, Hannah L. Smith, two Mediation Judges and Boston University Students getting ready for mediation.

 

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Left to Right: Hannah J. Smith and Hannah L. Smith and their opponents during a mediation session.

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Left to Right: Hannah L. Smith, Hannah J. Smith, Katie (Sarah) Blackwell and Dr. Makaya (coach)

 

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Left to Right: Katie Blackwell, Hannah J. Smith and Hannah L. Smith

The Middle Georgia State University Team won the Spirit of Mediation Award, a very prestigious award in Mediation. The MGA Team is coached by Dr. Makaya, Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences.