Hamilton High School’s forensics team earned sixth place in its division April 7 at the Wisconsin Forensics Coaches’ Association (WFCA) state meet at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Chargers set a team record by advancing 13 students from preliminaries. It is the first time the team has finished in the state’s top six in back-to-back seasons.
A total of 25 Hamilton entries joined more than 800 students from 76 schools throughout the state to compete in various speech and drama categories. The team award was determined by evaluating the average rank performance of individual team members.
The following students were category trophy winners:
- Elise Rades, fourth place in Farrago;
- Matthew Gnanadass, sixth place in Extemporaneous Speaking; and
- Krystal Fedie, Nicole Hentzell and Manola Inthavong, sixth place in Group Interpretive.
Focusing on developing students’ public speaking and communication skills, the Hamilton forensics team helps students build confidence and community through extra-curricular competition.