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.
Left to Right: Katie Blackwell, Hannah L. Smith, two Mediation Judges and Boston University Students getting ready for mediation.
Left to Right: Hannah J. Smith and Hannah L. Smith and their opponents during a mediation session.
Left to Right: Hannah L. Smith, Hannah J. Smith, Katie (Sarah) Blackwell and Dr. Makaya (coach)
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.