June 12, 2024

USD 457: GCHS Forensics Students Rank At State

(Courtesy of USD 457)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City High School Forensics students competed at the 6A State Speech/Drama Championships on Saturday, May 4th, at Olathe East High School.  The team finished 5th in team competition.  In addition, Johb Silva/Daniel Darter are the State Champions in Duo Interpretation, Johb 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:  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.  They are: Akasha Schnaithman – Dramatic Solo, Audrey Norquest – Informative Speaking, Brooklyn Sperry – Poetry, Jaelyn Grim/Eli Ulrich – Duo Interp, and Natalie Radke – Poetry.

The students that received a “II” were: Aley Cannaley/Lilly Moore – Duo and  Akasha Schnaithman – Poetry.