HOISINGTON — The Hoisington High School forensics team did well recently at the 3A State Forensics Championship at Wichita-East. Garrett Dykes placed fourth (out of 44) in humorous solo acting and ninth (out of 37) in impromptu speaking.
Miquala Purscell placed eighth (out of 33) in extemporaneous speaking. Daphne Copp placed ninth (out of 42) in serious solo acting. Payton Dykes placed ninth (out of 38) in prose.
Logan Hammeke, Trevan Brown, Victoria Luttrell, Max Gray, and Heavin Hipp contributed to the team effort but did not advance to semi-finals. The team placed thirteenth out of 47 schools.
At the State Festival, Brayden Copp and Jarrett Shives earned a I rating with their duet. Karen Lovett earned a II rating with her prose.
At the Cardinal Forensics Awards Banquet, Garrett Dykes was named the Most Outstanding Forensics Student for the year. Miquala Purscell, Payton Dykes, and Daphne Copp were named Outstanding Forensics Students. Trevan Brown, Max Gray, Heavin Hipp, and Victoria Luttrell were named Outstanding Novice Forensics Students.
Trevan Brown, Brayden Copp, Daphne Copp, Kelsi Dalton, Garrett Dykes, Payton Dykes, Madison Grandclair, Max Gray, Logan Hammeke, Heavin Hipp, Bryce Hopkins, Karen Lovett, Victoria Luttrell, Sage Martinz, Aiden Noblitt, Miquala Purscell, and Jarrett Shives earned forensics letters.