Birches middle school students fully embraced their roles in the recent mock trial to determine whether The American Dream still exists. Both the prosecution and the defense teams worked tirelessly to present critical evidence and to persuade the judge (the Honorable Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis) of the merits of their respective positions. Key witnesses for the Defense included Oprah Winfrey, Senator Daniel Inouye, and Dr. An Wang. For the prosecution, Langston Hughes, Alan Bates, and Felicity Huffman helped bolster their case. What was the verdict? Ask a middle school student to find out!