Submitted by Amber Toth, May 2
The Fort Scott High School Forensics Team gave it their best at their recent state forensics competition, but came just 15 points short of a trophy, finishing fourth out of 51 schools.
“I am so incredibly proud of them,” coach Amber Toth said. “I can hardly believe the season we have had.”
The FSHS team had half their events make it to the semi-final round. Darby Toth ended up 12th in informative speaking and 11th in original oration. Joe Adams and Garrett Tatro also made it to the semi-finals in extemporaneous speaking, with Adams finishing in 8th place and Tatro in 10th. Seth Cross advanced to the finals in both poetry and impromptu speaking, taking third in impromptu and 5th in poetry. Rebekah Sweyko placed fourth in informative speaking as a first-year student while Thomas Nighswonger ended up in fourth place in humorous interpretation.
“We compete in the largest state tournament for any classification,” Toth said. “These kids fought hard and continue to make Fort Scott proud.”