Fort Scott Forensics students compete in Pittsburg

Submitted by Amber Toth, Feb. 8.

We began our weekend at Pittsburg with Friday night events.

In Novice House, Ethan Tatro was elected presiding officer. Rebekah Sweyko took first and Ethan Tatro took 4th. In House one, Sebastian Loyd was the presiding officer and took 5th. Garrett Tatro takes 4th. Seth Seth Cross took first. In House 2, Charlotte Hutchison took first. Darby Toth took third. Sara Al-Shawish took 5th. In Public Forum Debate, Joe Adams and Isabella Provence took first. Hunter Parker and Xavier Watkins took 6th. In Lincoln Douglas, Zach Humble took second.

On Saturday, we continued our success by taking first.

In international extemporaneous, Tayton Majors took 4th. Ethan Tatro took 6th and Joe Adams takes second. In domestic extemporaneous, Garrett Tatro took first. Rebekah Sweyko took second. Darby Toth took third. Sebastian Loyd took 4th. Autumn Warren-Rice took 5th. In Humorous Interpretation, Thomas Nighswonger took first. Hunter Parker took 5th. In Duo Interpretation, Charlotte Hutchison and Sebastian Loyd took first. Logan Hall and Dalton Womeldorff took second. Asia Farrington and Ashton Williams took 4th. In Informative Speaking, Rebekah Sweyko took third. Charlotte Hutchison took 4th. In impromptu speaking, Joe Adams took first, Seth Cross took second and Sara Al-Shawish took 5th. And in Poetry, Jake Province took first, Thomas Nighswonger took second and Seth Cross took 5th.

Whooo.  It was an amazing weekend. 24 medals!

We had our first middle school forensics tournament this weekend. The students did an amazing job competing for the first time against schools who have had middle school programs for a couple of years. I was very impressed with how hard they worked. Their professionalism was impeccable and we all had an amazing time.

Ashton Nave took 5th in poetry. Madi Toth took third in acting. Madi Toth and Levi Bin took second in acting. They had a great first weekend and they were a ton of fun!

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