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Templeton takes fourth at state forensics tournament

Templeton Middle School’s forensics team earned fourth place in its division March 26 at the Wisconsin Middle Level Forensics Association state meet in Oconomowoc. A total of 15 Templeton students joined more than 1,200 students from throughout the state to compete in various speech and drama categories. They earned their berth at state through successful performance at various local meets in February and March.

The team award was determined by evaluating the average rank performance of individual team members. Sixth-grader Erin Magoon earned third place for her prose reading performance. Also earning medals for their state performances were Kavya Ayalasomayajula, Alexandra Detweiler, Emily Fassbender, Kaitlin Flynn, Jewell Gorges, Kaitlyn Miller, Ritika Rajappa and Cassandra Zimdars.

Focusing on developing students’ public speaking and communication skills, the 25-member Templeton forensics team helps students build confidence and community through extra-curricular competition.