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Hoisington forensics places at Great Bend
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HOISINGTON — The Hoisington High School Cardinal Forensics Team placed 4th recently at the Great Bend invitational forensics tournament, missing third by one point.
Olivia Lowry placed first in prose and first in humorous solo acting, qualifying both events for state in Wichita in May.
Shannon Manka placed first in serious solo acting and second in extemporaneous speaking, qualifying both events for State. Robbie Willesden placed fifth in extemporaneous, and Terance Croslin placed sixth.
Ashley Lockwood placed third in informative speaking.  Shae Bitter placed sixth in informative and seventh in serious solo. Karra Hullett also competed.
In earlier action at South Barber (Kiowa), Shannon Manka placed second in poetry, qualifying that event for State.  Manka has now qualified for State in three events.
Larissa Donovan placed sixth in serious solo acting. Lowry and Jenny Fercking also competed at South Barber.
On March 9, HHS is hosting the Garrett Blase Memorial Forensics Tournament, and the team is looking for volunteers to judge.  Experience is not necessary; training will be provided.   Volunteers may call  Oborny at the high school.
Planning to compete are teams from 25 schools:  Abilene, Central Plains, Ellinwood, Ellis, Ellsworth, Fairfield, Great Bend, Hodgeman County, Kinsley, Larned, Liberal, Lincoln, Lyons, Macksville, Norton, Osborne, Otis-Bison, Pratt, Quinter, Smoky Valley, South Barber, Sterling, TMP-Marian, Victoria and Western