Amelia Yeomelakis | Class of 2015


Hometown: Oak Ridge, TN
Major: Double major in History and Religious Studies

This is my third year in Rhodes Mock Trial, and it is also my third year competing overall. My freshman year, I competed as an expert witness and my sophomore year I almost exclusively attorneyed, going on to compete at the 2013 National competition as a defense attorney. I love everything about mock trial: from the feeling of standing up at the beginning of a round to introduce yourself to the judge, knowing that the next three hours are an entirely clean slate, to the feeling of camaraderie and friendship fostered among teammates and friends as you prepare for a tournament. 

Awards: 2011 Best New Witness (Rhodes Cup)
2011 Best Expert Witness (Blues City Scrimmage)
2012 Best Defense Closer (Blues City Scrimmage)
2012 Team MVP (Blues City Scrimmage)
2012 Best Attorney at 20 Ranks (Blues City Scrimmage)