Court. It's a place that most people hope they never have to see the inside of. However, for a group of Woodbury and East Ridge high school students, it's exactly where they want to be.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, the Woodbury and East Ridge high school Mock Trial team will competing in the state championship at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth.

A total of 12 teams throughout Minnesota will face off in the courtroom.

"We've face most of these before so we know it's a really good challenge for us, but also that we are capable of facing these teams," said co-advisorSarah Lanners, who is an English teacher from East Ridge. "I think we have a shot."

Gwender Sterling, a paraprofessional at Woodbury High School, is the other co-advisor.

Last year the team placed seventh in the state.

Check back next Thursday to see how the team does at the state competition

See the March 9 print edition of the Woodbury Bulletin for the full story.