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GBHS forensics places at Hoisington Tournament
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COURTESY PHOTO Shown are members of the Great Bend High School forensics team. Back row: Mallorie McNett, Catherine Barrington, Jordan Otten and Kane Schumacher. Middle row: Kenna Dirks. Front row: Sarah Keller, Clara Kachanes, Chase Pumford, Nate Cheney, Jesus Sandovall, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Not pictured is Marissa Hoisington.

The Great Bend High School forensics team traveled to the Hoisington Speech Tournament on March 9. The team of 13 students competed against 15 different schools in 26 events. In Original Oration, Clara Kachanes placed fifth, and Nathaniel Cheney placed third. In Serious Solo Acting, Chase Pumford placed fifth. In Informative, Sarah Keller placed fifth and Kameko Schultz placed third. In Poetry, Jesus Sandoval placed seventh. In Prose, Kachanes also placed second, which qualified her to State Championship. In Humorous Solo Acting, Keller placed fourth, Schultz placed third and Pumford placed first. Catherine Barrington, Makenna Dirks, Marissa Hoisington, Jordan Otten, Kane Schumacher, and Paige VanSteenburgh  also contributed to the Team’s overall score and as whole the team placed second in Sweepstakes. The team took home 10 medals and a plaque as well. The Great Bend High School Forensics Team is looking forward to competing at the State Championship Tournament May 4 and the National Forensics League Tournament April 19 and 20.