Senior Angie Lares Wins Harvard’s Outstanding Attorney Award


Senior Angie Lares Wins Harvard’s Outstanding Attorney Award as
The King’s Academy Mock Trial Team Trained at Harvard University


TKA’s Angie Lares

(West Palm Beach, FL) – The King’s Academy’s Mock Trial team recently traveled to Harvard University to attend the Angela R. Mathew High School Seminars Program presented by the University’s Mock Trial Association.

Students learned advanced skills on how to present a case from National and All-American members of the Harvard Mock Trial Association. The team of 8 participated in six lectures presented by Harvard Mock Trial students (The Opening, Direct Examination, Witness Preparation, Cross Examination, Making and Defending Against Objections, and the Closing). Between lectures, students worked with representatives from Harvard to prepare a case on comparative negligence. They had the opportunity to observe various demo rounds from National and All-American Mock Trial team members and toured historic Harvard Yard.

            Upon the conclusion of the training sessions, students competed in a scrimmage round where TKA senior Angie Lares won the highest recognition of the round, the Outstanding Attorney Award.

“This was a high-level academic experience where our students were challenged to reason through complex case problems, think on their feet, and work as a team.  The training we received from the Harvard Mock Trial Association will benefit our team as we prepare for competition at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in February,” said Denise C. Brown, Esq., O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program Director.

TKA’s Mock Trial team is part of the newly named O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program in recognition of a $1 Million donation to endow its Pre-law program. The O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program creatively engages students in rigorous academic dialogue to develop critical thinking and communication skills. The King’s Academy piloted its Christian pre-law studies in 2016 and launched a full slate of classes in the 2017-18 school year. Currently, 130 students are enrolled in the O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program. Coursework includes Introduction to Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Business Law and Ethics, and Legal Advocacy Skills. In May, TKA will graduate its first group of seniors who have earned a pre-law designation on their diplomas.

For more information about The King’s Academy and scholarship opportunities provided through the O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program, contact Mrs. Amy Cuomo, Admissions Director, at 561-686-4244.


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The King’s Academy is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School for Excellence in Education.  The private Christian school serves approximately 1,500 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach County at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at