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Kiowa County Signal - Kiowa County, KS
  • KCHS Forensics finish successful season with 9th place finish at State

  • The Kiowa County High School Forensics team finished a successful season on May 4 at the State Forensics Competition at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita.
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  • The Kiowa County High School Forensics team finished a successful season on May 4 at the State Forensics Competition at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita. “My students put in a lot hours of rehearsal each week to perfect their individual performances,” said KCHS Forensics Coach Kim McMurry. “They are an extremely talented group of students and brought home a Team Sweeps plaque or trophy from every tournament we attended this season.” The team place first, second or third at every meet this season, beating teams from larger out-of-district schools. The team also organized and hosted two varsity and novice tournaments at KCHS and helped organize the 2A state tournament held in Greensburg. “We cut our one-act play, "Employees Must Wash Hands...Before Murder" by Don Zolidis, from 45 minutes to 28 minutes to meet requirements for forensics competition,” said McMurry. “We got 1st Place at the SPIAA tournament and a I Rating at the State Festival.” McMurry had high praise for her energetic group of KCHS student. “I'm very proud of our work this year.” She feels participation in forensics allows students to develop confidence as speakers and actors. “It gives everyone the opportunity to shine. My favorite moments as a teacher and coach are when students finally realize how amazing they are, when they earn 1st place during a performance or when they earn a medal or qualify for a state competition. They see that their hard work does pay off, and that it's okay to express themselves. It is an environment where no one will judge them. While I'll miss the seniors who recently graduated, I'm excited to see what my returning forensics students will do in 2014.” 2013 KCHS Forensics Season Results TEAM RESULTS 2nd Place, Kinsley Invitational 2nd Place, Medicine Lodge Invitational 1st Place, Pratt Invitational 3rd Place, KC Novice Invitational 2nd Place, Minneola Invitational 2nd Place, SPIAA Invitational 3rd Place, Bucklin Invitational 2nd Place, Ashland Invitational 1st Place, South Central Invitational 9th Place (out of 33 teams), KSHSAA 2A State Championship Tournament Kinsley Invitational Feb 2, 2013 *Lillian Hinshaw: 1st Place – Prose, 1st Place – Serious Solo Acting *Miranda Kimble: 5th Place – Prose *Denisse Ramos: 3rd Place – Prose, 6th Place – Extemporaneous Speaking *Charity Schmidt: 6th Place – Prose Shad Butler: 6th Place – Serious Solo Acting *Kadie Larsh: 2nd Place – Humorous Solo Acting Hannah Brown: 5th Place – Informative Speaking Kinsley Novice Invitational Feb. 7, 2013 *Lakin Titus – 4th Place, Prose Medicine Lodge Invitational Feb. 7, 2013 *Lillian Hinshaw: 2nd Place – Prose, 1st Place – Serious Solo Acting *Miranda Kimble: 4th Place – Prose *Charity Schmidt: 5th Place – Prose *Patty Torres: 6th Place – Prose Hannah Brown: 3rd Place – Informative Speaking *Kadie Larsh & Shad Butler – 4th Place – Improvisational Duet Acting Pratt Invitational Feb. 9, 2013 *Kadie Larsh: 1st Place – Humorous Solo Acting, 1st Place – Impromptu Shad Butler: 4th Place – Serious Solo Acting, 2nd Place - Impromptu Hannah Brown: 5th Place – Impromptu, 3rd Place – Informative Speaking Brett McVey: 6th Place – Impromptu John Colclazier: 3rd Place – Impromptu Miranda Kimble: 4th Place – Impromptu Kiowa County Novice Invitational Feb. 21, 2013 *Lakin Titus: 4th Place – Prose *Aubrey VandenHoek & Natalie Stewart: 1st Place – Duet Acting Shayna Lingafelter & Lakin Titus: 7th Place – Duet Acting Tyler Boyles & Emily Sarber: 6th Place – Improvisational Duet Acting Brett McVey: 5th Place – Informative Speaking Minneola Invitational March 21, 2013 Kadie Larsh: 4th Place – Informative Speaking *Chelsye Racette: 5th Place – Poetry *Lillian Hinshaw: 1st Place – Poetry *Denisse Ramos: 4th Place – Prose *Charity Schmidt: 4th Place – Serious Solo Acting *Miranda Kimble: 3rd Place – Serious Solo Acting *Cody McVey & John Colclazier: 4th Place – Improvisational Duet Acting, 3rd Place – Duet Acting Payton Miller & Natalie Stewart: 5th Place – Improvisational Duet Acting SPIAA Tournament March 27, 2013 *Cody McVey & John Colclazier: 2nd Place – Improvisational Duet Acting *Kadie Larsh & Shad Butler: 1st Place – Improvisational Duet Acting *Patty Torres: 6th Place – Prose *Lillian Hinshaw: 2nd Place – Poetry, 1st Place – Serious Solo Acting *Kadie Larsh: 2nd Place – Humorous Solo Acting Shad Butler: 4th Place – Serious Solo Acting Aubrey VandenHoek & Natalie Stewart: 5th Place – Duet Acting Maddie Cannon & Addi Price: 6th Place – Duet Acting Bucklin Invitational April 8, 2013 John Colclazier: 6th Place – Extemporaneous Speaking *Miranda Kimble: 3rd Place – Prose *Kadie Larsh: 3rd Place – Poetry Shad Butler: 6th Place – Serious Solo Acting *Kadie Larsh & Lillian Hinshaw: 2nd Place – Duet Acting *Hannah Brown: 3rd Place – Informative Speaking Ashland Invitational April 11, 2013 *Lillian Hinshaw: 2nd Place – Humorous Solo Acting Lakin Titus: 5th Place – Humorous Solo Acting Hannah Brown: 3rd Place – Informative Speaking *Shad Butler: 3rd Place – Prose, 3rd Place – Serious Solo Acting Miranda Kimble: 5th Place – Serious Solo Acting Charity Schmidt: 4th Place – Serious Solo Acting Maddie Cannon & Addi Price: 3rd Place – Duet Acting *Aubrey VandenHoek & Natalie Stewart: 2nd Place – Duet Acting Miranda Kimble & Emily Sarber: 6th Place – Improvisational Duet Acting John Colclazier: 3rd Place – Extemporaneous Speaking Kadie Larsh: 4th Place – Extemporaneous Speaking South Central Invitational April 15, 2013 *Chelsye Racette: 4th Place – Poetry *Shad Butler: 2nd Place – Serious Solo Acting Miranda Kimble: 4th Place – Serious Solo Acting Charity Schmidt: 5th Place – Serious Solo Acting *Aubrey VandenHoek: 1st Place – Serious Solo Acting Lakin Titus: 4th Place – Humorous Solo Acting *Cody McVey & John Colclazier: 1st Place – Duet Acting *Charity Schmidt: 1st Place – Prose Regional Festival April 20, 2013 *Maddie Cannon: I Rating – Prose *Lakin Titus: I Rating – Humorous Solo Maddie Cannon & Addi Price: II Rating – Duet Acting Aaric Kipp: II Rating – Poetry Shayna Lingafelter: II Rating – Poetry, II Rating - Prose 2013 State Festival May 3 & 4, 2013 One-act Play: “Employees Must Wash Hands…Before Murder” – 1 Rating Shad Butler, Patty Torres, Lillian Hinshaw, Kadie Larsh, Lexi Behee, Cody McVey, John Colclazier, Charity Schmidt, Lakin Titus, Maddie Cannon, Addi Price, Aaric Kipp, Hannah Brown, Payton Miller, Kadie Larsh, Miranda Kimble, Denisse Ramos, Emily Sarber. Lakin Titus: Prose – I Rating, Humorous Solo – II Rating Patty Torres: Prose – II Rating Maddie Cannon: Prose – II Rating Hannah Brown: Informative Speaking – II Rating 2013 2A State Championship Tournament May 4, 2013 Lillian Hinshaw: 3rd Place – Serious Solo Acting, 2nd Place – Poetry Kadie Larsh: 10th Place – Humorous Solo Acting Kadie Larsh & Shad Butler: 10th Place – Improvisational Duet Acting Other participants: Miranda Kimble, Charity Schmidt, John Colclazier, Cody McVey, Denisse Ramos, Chelsye Racette, Natalie Stewart, Aubrey VandenHoek *State Qualifier
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