Garden City High School Forensics students finished fifth in team competition at the 6A State Speech/Drama Championships on Saturday, May 4, at Olathe East High School.
In addition, Johb Silva/Daniel Darter are the State Champions in Duo Interpretation, and Silva is also the state runner-up in Humorous Interpretation. Kyler Bennett took 4th, and Jyothi Kalarikkal was 5th in Program Oral Interpretation. Trevor Southern placed 4th in Lincoln Douglas Debate.
Semi-finalists at the tournament included: Jessica Angulo in Program Oral Interpretation , David Tidwell/Gloria Mendoza in Duo Interpretation, Trevor Southern in International Extemporaneous, and Taylor Newsome in Prose.
The GCHS forensics team also competed at the State Festival at Wichita East High School. The following students revived a “I” at the competition: Akasha Schnaithman – Dramatic Solo, Audrey Norquest – Informative Speaking, Brooklyn Sperry – Poetry, Jaelyn Grim/Eli Ulrich – Duo Interp, and Natalie Radke – Poetry.
Students who received a “II” were: Aley Cannaley/Lilly Moore – Duo and Akasha Schnaithman – Poetry.