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EHS forensics earns first place
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ELLINWOOD — The Ellinwood High School forensics team earned a trophy for first place in team sweepstakes in the 1-2A Division in Salina on Feb. 12.

EHS had the third highest team total out of all twenty 1-5A schools competing. Connor Birzer placed second in Original Oration, and Birzer and partner Hannah Maddy placed second in Duet Acting. Montara Johansen placed secod in Informative Speaking and fifth in Original Oration. Hannah Billinger placed fifth in Humorous Solo Acting, and Carli Newkirk placed sixth in the same event.

Also competing at the meet were: CJ Bookout, Dessie Clark, Brent Garren, and Sam Kline-Martin. The students are coached by Julie Ann Jacobs and assistant Angela Petersen. The team will travel to Greensburg on Feb. 19 for the first forensics tournament held in the new Kiowa County High School