HOISINGTON — The Hoisington High School forensics team had three students place in the top ten at the State Forensics Championship in Wichita on Saturday. Shannon Manka placed seventh in serious solo acting. Olivia Lowry and Jacob Durrett placed ninth in improvised duet acting.
Austin Stout, Jordin Greer, Ashley Lockwood and Zaine Willesden also competed at the state championship.
At the State Forensics Festival, Echo Durham received a I rating with her prose. Tyler Base and Peter McCool received a II with their improvised duet.
Shannon Manka was named the teams’ Outstanding Forensics Student, with Durrett and Lowry named Runners-Up. Austin Stout was named Outstanding Novice (first year) Forensics Student.
Students who earned forensics letters include Anthony Broeder, Deiah Curtis, Larissa Donovan, Durrett, Jennifer Fercking, Jordin Greer, Lockwood, Lowry, Manka, McCool and Stout.