Dani Mockowski, also known as Danny Mockowski, a minor, by their mother and next friend, Sophia Mockowski, Plaintiff v. New England Heights
Institute Of Music,
– Dani Mockowski, also known as Danny Mockowski, a minor, by their mother and next friend, Sophia Mockowski, Plaintiff v. New England Heights Institute Of Music, Defendant – This year, the teams are presented with a civil case. The defendant, New England Heights Institute of Music (NEHIM), notified the plaintiff, Dani/Danny Mockowski, of a five-day suspension for a violation of Article I of NEHIM’s Code of Conduct, finding that the plaintiff engaged in conduct that caused physical or psychological harm to other students, and conduct that was disruptive to the school, malicious toward others, or intentionally damaging to the reputation of fellow students. The plaintiff claims the defendant violated their rights under the U.S. Constitution and seeks to reverse their suspension and to require the defendant to expunge references to the past suspensions from their student record. The 2020 competition was halted after the Regionals and Sweet 16 matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Elite 8 teams were: Gann Academy – The New Jewish High School, Groton School, Malden Catholic High School, Newton South High School, Phillips Academy, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, Thayer Academy and The Winsor School.