Class of 2005

Caroline McGlamry

2003-2005, attorney and witness

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. in History & Psychology

UGA Law School, J.D.


When you hear "Grady Mock Trial" what is the first thing that pops in your head?

Carl Gebo


What is a particular moment or event  that you recall from your time on mock trial that is most memorable? 

During my first season on the team Carl was trying to work on my projection and speaking up, so he took me down to the lobby of the Powell Goldstein building (191 Peachtree) and made me shout my opening. (And yes, people were still leaving from work...)


Have you found that any of your experiences during your time on the Mock Trial Team have had an impact on you?

Yes, it solidified my desire to become an attorney.  It also helped with my public speaking skills and time management.


Other than Mock Trial, how do you recall your time at Grady HS? 

Classic APS: it is what you make of it:)  I enjoyed Mock Trial, tennis, cross country, etc.


If you have finished with your formal education, please let us know what you've done since? Career? Family? Social or Political or Community or Religious Involvement?

Graduated from law school in May 2013 and began practicing law at Pope, McGlamry P.C.  I have been an alumni member of the Grady Mock Trial Foundation Board since 2010; I serve as a youth counselor at my church, Haygood UMC; and volunteer with other legal community service groups.


Would you be willing to act as a mentor or guide in certain areas? If so, in what areas would you be willing to mentor or guide students or younger alumni?

Yes; I taught SAT/ACT prep classes and helped students with the college app process when I lived in DC and would be happy to help with the college or law school admission processes.  Really whatever is needed.

To contact Caroline, please email her at caroline.mcglamry@gmail.com or carolinemcglamry@pmkm.com. To learn more about her, visit http://www.pmkm.com/attorney-staff/caroline-mcglamry.


Laura Jones

2001-2003 & 2004-2005, attorney and witness

Haverford College, Degree in Biology

Emory university, M.S. in Neuroscience 

GSU, M.A. in Teaching


When you hear "Grady Mock Trial" what is the first thing that pops in your head?

Winning State our Senior year and going to Nationals!

"That is all."

Carl's VW Bug t-shirt with holes in it. 

What is a particular moment or event  that you recall from your time on mock trial that is most memorable? 

Senior year, preparing for Nationals. Janna and I were working in the office for so long we eventually got bored and started trying to stop the stopwatch at exactly 1 sec. We got pretty good!

 

Have you found that any of your experiences during your time on the Mock Trial Team have had an impact on you? 

Mock trial has always been an experience I fall back on. When something is tough--a college exam, an interview, living in a foreign country--I take a deep breath, remember my professional tone of voice (and the many, many hours it took to perfect it so I didn't get flustered with objections) and think "I lived through Carl Gebo, I can do this." It always works. 


Other than Mock Trial, how do you recall your time at Grady HS?

My time at Grady was almost perfectly split between The Southerner and Mock Trial. There were weeks at a time when I would bounce between the two buildings trying to make deadline with Mr. Winter, and finish a cross examination with MT until 2am. Then get up early for Mr. Winter's book clubs and start the process anew.


If you have finished with your formal education, please let us know what you've done since? 

I will be starting as a 7th grade Life Science Teacher at Renfroe Middle School this year in City Schools of Decatur. 


Any advice or words of wisdom that you have for current  Grady Mock Trial Team Members or more recent alumni?

The pain is worth what you gain. Being able to stand in front of a crowd of strangers and speak professionally and eloquently is a skill. Not everyone has it, but everyone can learn it. Let them teach you--it will help you every day for the rest of your life. 


Would you be willing to act as a mentor or guide in certain areas? If so, in what areas would you be willing to mentor or guide students or younger alumni?

I'd be happy to talk to students! Anything from going to college up north, travelling, grad school (should you, shouldn't you? what is it all about?), teaching, science etc.

To contact Laura, please email her at Ljones312@gmail.com.


Walker Rick 

2003-2005, Witness

University of Virginia, B.A. in Economics and Psychology

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. 

When you hear "Grady Mock Trial" what is the first thing that pops in your head?

Gebo; hard work.

What is a particular moment or event  that you recall from your time on mock trial that is most memorable? It could be a "favorite moment" or a "not-so-favorite" moment.

Winning a state championship.  Also, being admonished about "grabassery" was always a treat.

Have you found that any of your experiences during your time on the Mock Trial Team have had an impact on you? If so, please tell us about that.

I attribute my ability as a public speaker entirely to my time spent on the mock trial team.  Gebo's decimation of "like," "um," and "uh" from your vocabulary is something that I will be forever grateful for.

Other than Mock Trial, how do you recall your time at Grady HS? The classes, classmates and teacher, the other extra-curriculars and non-academic activities? 

Fondly.  I truly believe that Grady offers one of the best, most well-rounded, high school experiences around.

What did you do after graduating from Grady? College, travel, work, etc.

After Grady I attended UVA for four years, spent a year slinging pizzas and carrying golf clubs for cash, attended Georgia Law, and am now employed as an Assistant Public Defender.

If you have not finished your formal education, what are you working on now and what are your plans when you do finish?

Never going back.  You can't make me.

If you have finished with your formal education, please let us know what you've done since? Career? Family? Social or Political or Community or Religious Involvement?

No family, except the one I was born into.  I figure I'll stay after this law thing for a while and see how it plays out.

What are some experiences that have helped you get where you are today?

I have been fortunate to have a number of formidable persons help mold me as a person, teaching valuable lessons about life and existence.  I could probably write a book on who these people are, and I won't do that, so just make sure to recognize them when you find them and keep them close.

Any advice or words of wisdom that you have for current  Grady Mock Trial Team Members or more recent alumni?

Work hard, learn from the conventional avenues that you would expect to glean knowledge from, but don't stop there.  Focus on creating experiences--branch out, try new things, do something you think is weird, and keep an open mind to all things around you--and you'll take with you a more valuable, and lasting, wealth of knowledge than you could have ever asked for.

Would you be willing to act as a mentor or guide in certain areas? If so, in what areas would you be willing to mentor or guide students or younger alumni?

Sure.  I can provide highly questionable life advice.

We are learning that Grady Mock Trial has its own language and each year's team tends to develop its own catchphrases or terms. What are some of the catchphrases or terms that you recall from your time on Grady Mock Trial? And if there's a story that goes with it, please share it.

There was this thing about a mongoose.  

To contact Walker, email him at jwrick15@gmail.com