Forensics Team Trumps Mother Nature

IMG_1869After Mother Nature forced the cancellation of the previous weekend’s tournament, the Southeast Forensics squad returned to action February 27-28 with tournaments in Cherryvale and Independence. Individual results are as follows.

On Friday, Southeast traveled to Cherryvale for debate competition there. Kim Collins and Ryley Slifka teamed up to capture 1st place in Public Forum Debate, while Ashleigh Fleck and Will Chrysler took home 1st place and 2nd place in Congressional Debate and Lincoln-Douglas Debate, respectively.

On Saturday, the team braved the elements and traveled to Independence for a forensics tournament there. Mother Nature did force the tournament to end early, however, a handful of Southeast students did earn individual recognition. Robyn Nabors placed 6th in Dramatic Interpretation, Chandler Gravett placed 4th in Informative, and Ashleigh Fleck captured 2nd place finishes in both International Extemporaneous Speaking and Original Oration. Ashleigh’s 2nd place finishes were good enough to qualify her for state competition in both events. IMG_1873

Even though the weather didn’t want to cooperate, it was good getting out and competing. Special mention goes to Ashleigh on her performance this weekend. The extra work she put in this week clearly paid off. Hopefully we can continue making good progress not just for Ashleigh, but also for the whole team. We have a couple of big tournaments coming up before Spring Break. If we really focus and work hard, it should be exciting to see what happens.

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