The Hoisington High School forensics team began the competition season recently at Osborne where the team placed fifth out of nine schools.
Shae Bitter placed fifth in prose and qualified for State in May. Shae also placed sixth in humorous solo acting.
Nick Doerschlag and Elizabeth Lacey placed sixth in duet acting. Nick Doerschlag and Jadyn Spears placed sixth in improvised duet acting.
Tanner Blackwell, Kylie Crawford, Logan McHenry, Jouquin Fox, and Brinttain Noah also competed at Osborne.
In action at South Barber (Kiowa), Elizabeth Lacey and Nick Doerschlag placed third in duet acting, and Kirk Reisner placed sixth in oration.
In extemporaneous speaking, Nick Doerschlag placed fourth; Kirk Reisner placed fifth, and Elizabeth Lacey placed sixth.
In impromptu speaking, Elizabeth Lacey placed fifth, and Nick Doerschlag placed sixth.
Jouquin Fox and MyKayla Burgess also competed.
The team placed fifth out of twelve schools.
Future tournaments include trips to Greensburg, Claflin, Lyons, Great Bend, TMP-Marian (Hays), Otis-Bison (Otis), Wilson, Pretty Prairie, and Ellinwood.
Team members include Tanner Blackwell, Taylor Arnold, Shae Bitter, Sydney Boxberger, MyKayla Burgess, Corbin Crawford, Kylie Crawford, Terance Croslin, Nick Doerschlag, Jouquin Fox, Colin Hinds, Cameron Knapp, Elizabeth Lacey, Joanna Lockwood, Logan McHenry, Brinttain Noah, Madison Pata, Gannon Radenberg, Kirk Reisner, Jacob Satterlee, Kate Schmitt, Jadyn Spears, Melissa Stout, Emily Thompson, Tiffany Umphrey, Robbie Willesden, and Kenzie Wolf.
On March 7, the team is hosting a large forensics tournament, the Garrett Blase Memorial. Teams scheduled to compete include Bennington, Bucklin, Central Plains (Claflin), Ellinwood, Ellsworth, Garden Plain, Great Bend, Healy, Hodgeman County (Jetmore), Holcomb, Kiowa County (Greensburg), McPherson, Norton, Osborne, Pratt, South Barber (Kiowa), Stafford, and Sterling. The Cardinals are looking for volunteers to help judge. Experience is not necessary. Training will be provided. Volunteers may leave a message for Mr. Oborny, the Cardinal forensics coach, at the high school.