We had a successful meet over the weekend in Loyola, both the Speech and Drama teams won 2nd in sweeps. In Speech, Loyola is still the team to beat as we look to Divisionals and State coming up.
We have some strong contenders in individual events going into Divisionals at Columbus. Our veteran Public Forum Debate team of Noah Murphy and Arlo Smith are going into this next tournament with high hopes of winning the event. New Lincoln Douglas debater Harper Gleason has been performing well all season, and she's proven to be an excellent debater. In Humorous Interpretation, Lydia Kluin has had a strong season, and is expected to place well in upcoming tournaments. We have 3 students in Impromptu who all have good chances of going to state in a competitive event: Cadence Brown, Tyler Green, and Des Nienhuis. We also have 3 students in Spontaneous Interpretation who have been powerhouses this season: Lance Demaray, Alex Kunesh, and Lauren Welch. A freshman this year who brew us all out of the water, Danni Kober, has a lot of potential to perform well at Divisionals in Dramatic Interpretation. Overall, we have high hopes going into Divisionals.
On the Drama side, our classical duo of Taeyana Gesker and Zoe Pyfer continue to perform well with their "Peter Pan" piece. We have two mimes going into Divisionals that have been performing well: Falisha Dale and Marcos Gomez. The drama team is smaller, but we can expect great things from them.
The Three Forks Speech and Drama team is cohosting the State Tournament on January 27 and 28 at Manhattan School. We are still looking for judges for the two-day event. Judging would really help our kids have a great experience and would be entertaining! Free food is provided all day during both days, and no prior judging experience is required. If interested, feel free to reach out to Jon Sutton at the school or by emailing [email protected]