After many hours of evaluation and deliberation, NHI at Tip of Texas is excited to announce that we have selected the individuals who will serve as the Head Coaches of each category.
Applicants were selected based on the extent of their prior involvement with the organization, the leadership capabilities they demonstrated throughout said involvement, and the understanding and ability to apply the principles of Immersive-Disruptive Learning that was reflected in the nine-hour curriculum they were asked to submit.
CO-HEAD COACHES OF MOCK TRIAL: GABRIEL KAUACHI AND SEAN TEO ONG
Gabriel Kauachi participated and was an Elite-Eight finalist at the 2018 Texas Great Debate, a member of the President's Cabinet and the author of one of the two pieces of legislation passed at the 2019 National LDZ, and is presently a senior at Saint Joseph Academy.
"It has always been about more than Silver Cups," Kauachi said, "it's about making sure that the youth of our communities have the tools to become successful leaders in the future."
Sean Teo Ong participated and was an Elite-Eight finalist at the 2018 Texas Great Debate, a Supreme Court Justice at the 2019 National LDZ, and is presently a senior at Saint Joseph Academy.
"The Mock Trial staff is dedicated and prepared for the upcoming season," Teo Ong said. "Since the category is instrumental in both the Great Debate and in making young leaders, to say I’m excited would be an understatement."
In addition to also having been the co-head coaches of Mock Trial last year, Kauachi and Teo Ong also competed as partners at their Great Debate––Kauachi as the Witness, Teo Ong as the Attorney. To hear more about their experiences with NHI, watch our Participant Testimonial video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDSpi5CNBso).