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Forensics Update


On Saturday, Feb. 6th, coach Rose Beilman decided to split the Pratt High Forensics team, so that mostly varsity and a few JV would travel to Sterling’s invitational meet, while mostly novice and a few JV competed at South Barber. The move ended up well since both of PHS’ teams earned team trophies.

Pratt High Varsity Forensics had 18 events that made it to finals at Sterling's invitational meet on Saturday, Feb. 6th with eight of those qualifying for state championships and three for state festival. ALL of Pratt’s students at Sterling made it into finals.

GREENBACKS were #1 with 23 entries – in a field of 11 teams, including Lyons with 32 entries and Valley Center with 30 entries, and over second place Kingman. Last year, Pratt won first at Sterling, but in comparison, 15 events made it into finals versus this year’s 18. In addition, last year’s seven state champs qualifiers contrasted with this year’s eight, plus three state festival qualifiers.

Meanwhile, the mostly novice team at South Barber came in third place against Pretty Prairie's and Kiowa County's varsity and novice. In a field of 12 teams, seven PHS events made it to finals, so all-in-all it was an amazing Saturday for Greenback forensics.

Results for both meets:

QUALIFYING FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT STERLING:

#1 - Katie Buhler in Oration

#1 - Abigail Domann in Serious Solo

#1 - Emma Fowler and Katie Buhler in Duet

#1 - Brynn Hampton in Poetry

#1 - Katie Buhler in Impromptu Speaking

#2 - Kedric Spurgin and Abby Domann in Duet

#2 - Abby Domann in Impromptu Speaking

#3 - Kevin Johnson in Poetry

 

QUALIFYING FOR STATE FESTIVAL AT STERLING:

#4 - Miranda Flemming in Impromptu Speaking

#5 - Sammie Harrison in Impromptu Speaking

#5 - Laurisa McAbee in Poetry

 

MAKING IT TO FINALS AT BOTH MEETS (AND ADDING POINTS TO TEAM WINS):

#3 - Miranda Flemming in Oration

#3 - Sammie Harrison in Informative Speaking

#3 - Kevin Johnson in Extemp Speaking

#3 - Laurisa McAbee in Serious Solo

#4 - Ciara Hodgkinson in Oration

#5 - Miranda Flemming in Informative Speaking

#5 - Shelby Provost in Humorous Solo

#5 - Triet Vu in Informative Speaking

#5 - Elise Coykendall in Oration

#5 - Hailey Hewatt in Extemp Speaking

#5 - Triet Vu in Serious Solo

#6 - Ciara Hodgkinson in Extemp Speaking

#6 - Ciara Hodgkinson in Impromptu Speaking

#7 - Ben Wiltshire in Informative Speaking

 

ADDING TEAM POINTS TO PRATT'S TEAM TROPHY AT SOUTH BARBER:

Alesha Bergner, Ryleigh Cook, Sevren Hance, Amber Jellison Harris, Alaina Hedrick, Bridget Kiley, Will Mass, Aubrey Meyers, Mallary Nelson, Meredith Queal, Morgan Rogers

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