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Five Students Qualified For State Forensics So Far

Posted 3/23/2017

THE forensics team is all smiles this year. THE forensics team is all smiles this year. By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK— Members of the Sedgwick High School forensics team are having a good run this year. With just a few meets under their belts, five team members have already qualified for State.

At the Rose Hill tournament Feb. 16, senior Ben Rowley and junior Lauren Griggs medaled in second place and qualified for the state tournament in improvised duet acting. Medaling in first place and qualifying for state were senior Samantha Cordell and Griggs in duet acting.

Also medaling at Rose Hill in third place were sophomore Derek Rowley and senior Molly McBee also in improvised duet acting.

At the Moundridge tournament March 4, another act qualified for state. The team of D. Rowley and McBee medaled in fourth place and are also going to state. B. Rowley and Griggs took fifth.

Forensics sponsor Sara Harjo said the team members have to find time to practice whenever they can. 

“Students can attend practice before school on Tuesday from 7:30-8:10 or after school on Thursday from 3:30-4:15,” she said. “Because students are also involved in spring sports and the upcoming Encore talent show, a lot of them put in a lot of time outside of school and practice times.

The team has just a couple more tournaments, April 3 in Remington and April 10 in Mulvane before the state competition and festival on May 6 at East High School.