The Southeast Forensics team traveled to Coffeyville February 6-7 for a tournament there. They returned home with 8 more medalists and one new state qualifier.
Competing in Congressional Debate on Friday night, Ashleigh Fleck duplicated her 4th place finish from the previous week in Varsity House. Ryley Slifka finished in 3rd place in Junior Varsity House.
Fielding just 18 entries on Saturday, the Southeast squad still saw 6 of its entries advance to finals. Individual results are as follows: David Willis- 3rd place, United States Extemporaneous Speaking, Diane Bennett- 5th place, Informative, Chandler Gravett- 2nd place, Informative and new state qualifier, Dietrich Smith- 6th place, Humorous Interpretation, Robyn Nabors- 6th place, Dramatic Interpretation, and Zoey Ball and Nathan Fortmayer- 3rd place, Duo Interpretation.
This was another satisfying tournament. It was a joy watching Chandler qualify for state. He works really hard and definitely deserves the honor. I was also impressed with how close Zoey and Nathan came to qualifying for state. This was their very first tournament, and to see them do so well was fun to watch. I look forward to seeing what they—and everyone else—can do as the season goes on.
Southeast hosts its forensics tournament Saturday, February 14. Currently we are in need of judges for finals at 1:30. If you’re interested in judging, please contact the school at (620) 457-8365.