HOISINGTON — The Hoisington High School forensics team has had a successful first half of the season, and now has five students and eight entries qualified for State Forensics in Wichita in May.
Deiah Curtis has qualified for state in serious solo acting, poetry, and improvised duet acing. She placed first in poetry and second in improvised duet acting (with Jacob Durrett) at Central Plains (in Claflin). She placed second in serious solo at Otis-Bison, third at Kiowa County (in Greensburg), and fourth at Pratt.
Shannon Manka has qualified for state in serious solo acting, prose, and improvised duet acting. At Pratt, she placed second in improvised duet acting (with Olivia Lowry) and second in serious solo acting. At Hays, she placed second in serious solo and sixth in prose.
Durrett has qualified for state in improvised duet acting and prose. At Central Plains, he placed second in improvised duet acting (with Curtis) and second in prose.
Lowry has qualified for state in improvised duet acting (with Manka) at Pratt, where they placed second. Lowry placed fourth in humorous solo acting at Hays.
Austin Stout has qualified for State in serious solo, placing second at Fairfield (at Langdon). At Otis-Bison, he placed fifth.
Also at Fairfield, Tyler Base placed third in extemporaneous speaking and sixth in oration. Ashley Lockwood and Peter McCool placed fourth in improvised duet acting. Zachary Younger placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking.
Anthony Broeder placed fourth in extemporaneous speaking at South Barber (in Kiowa) and sixth in informative at Kiowa County.
Melissa Pata placed fifth in oration at Central Plains, and Jordin Greer placed sixth in extemporaneous speaking at Kiowa County.
The team, coached by Marion Oborny, will take some time off to host a 22 team tournament, the Garrett Blase Memorial, on March 10, and then for spring break. The next action for the team will be March 26 at Wilson.