Templeton Middle School’s forensics team earned second place in its division March 23 at the Wisconsin Middle Level Forensics Association state meet in Neenah. A total of 23 Templeton students joined more than 1,500 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. The following students were category trophy winners:
- Erin Magoon, first place in Prose;
- Ciara Cronin, second place in Solo Humorous Acting;
- Dominic Pino, second place in Persuasive Speaking; and
- Ila Avinash, third place in Storytelling.
Earning medals for their state performances were: Jessica Anton, Prose; Rachel Betters, Group Acting; Krystal Fedie, Group Acting; Kaitlin Flynn, Solo Serious Acting; Ariana King, Poetry; Amanda Oskey, Solo Serious Acting; and Sarah Sankey, Storytelling.
The following students also competed at the state forensics tournament: Kavya Ayalasomayajula, Solo Humorous Acting; Genevieve DeVeau, Solo Humorous Acting; Molly Flynn, Group Acting; Molly Hubred, Non-Original Oratory; Brodey Hunt, Solo Humorous Acting; Mackenzie Jene, Prose; Emily Keith, Non-Original Oratory, Rachel Passow, Group Acting; Natalie Pena, Group Acting; Alyssa Schmucker, Group Acting; and Kaitlin Schmucker, Group Acting.
Focusing on developing students’ public speaking and communication skills, the Templeton forensics team helps students build confidence and community through extra-curricular competition.