Hamilton wins conference forensics tournament

Hamilton High School’s forensics team earned its first conference championship in more than 20 years by taking first place March 19 at the Greater Metro Conference (GMC) tournament held at Hamilton. With 234 points, Hamilton set an all-time high score for itself at a GMC tournament and scored more than 200 points for the fifth consecutive meet. Hamilton’s 2016 GMC tournament score is more than 100 points higher than in the previous two years.

In addition to earning the team championship title, Hamilton students earned six individual conference champions. The following students were medal winners:

  • Megan Ehlert, co-first place in Demonstration;
  • Sara Hubbell, co-first place in Demonstration;
  • Emily Bader, first place in Special Occasion Speaking;
  • Ciara Cronin, first place in Storytelling;
  • Amanjot Yadev, first place in Four Minute Speaking
  • Hang Yin, first place in Oratory;
  • Danielle Kallis, second place in Special Occasion Speaking;
  • Tessa Jaskolski, third place in Moments in History;
  • Matthew Gnanadass, third place in Extemporaneous Speaking;
  • Rachel Seraphine and Emily Smith, third place in Duo Interpretation;
  • Samantha Moore, third place in Prose;
  • Jordan Koeller, third place in Four Minute Speaking;
  • Tessa Jaskolski, third place in Moments in History;
  • Kylie Earing, third place in Oral Interpretation;
  • James Long, third place in Oratory; and
  • Kavya Ayalasomayajula and Emily Keith, third place in Play Acting. 

Focusing on developing students’ public speaking and communication skills, the high school forensics team helps students build confidence and community through extra-curricular competition.