Hamilton High School’s forensics team earned its third conference championship in as many years by taking first place Feb. 17 at the Greater Metro Conference (GMC) tournament held at Brookfield East High School. The forensics team set a team record at the tournament with eight individual conference champions.
The following Hamilton students were conference champions or received individual awards:
- Rachel Betters, conference champion in Special Occasion Speaking;
- Eric Doese, conference champion in Impromptu Speaking;
- Krystal Fedie, Nicole Hentzell and Manola Inthavong, conference champion in Group Interpretive;
- Matthew Gnanadass, conference champion in Extemporaneous Speaking;
- Chloe Miller, conference champion in Solo Humorous Speaking;
- Rashelle Pershman, conference champion in Prose;
- Elise Rades, conference champion in Farrago;
- Amanjot Yadev, conference champion in Informative Speaking;
- Ashley Bissen, second place in Solo Serious Speaking;
- Abhijeet Puri, second place in Radio Announcing;
- Madison Ruplinger, second place in Informative Speaking;
- Manpreet Yadev, second place in Demonstration Speaking;
- Jordan Koeller, third place in Informative Speaking;
- Matthew Lehner, third place in Impromptu Speaking;
- Rashmi Majjigapu, third place in Solo Serious Speaking;
- Emma O’Neill, third place in Storytelling;
- Jada Nieves, third place in Poetry;
- Ritika Patel and Mallory Remm, third place in Play Acting; and
- Shiva Senthil, third place in Radio Announcing.
Focusing on developing students’ public speaking and communication skills, the high school forensics team helps students build confidence and community through extra-curricular competition.