Mill Valley News

The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

The forensics teams competed at Olathe Northwest and Blue Valley West on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2

Anna Ricker, JAG photographer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The forensics team travelled to Olathe Northwest and Blue Valley West for their tournaments on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Although they did not place as a team at either tournament, multiple students placed in individual events.

At the ONW tournament, freshman Taylor Doyle and Grace Emerson placed first in novice Public Forum Debate, sophomore Courtney Mahugu took sixth in Congressional Debate, freshman Noah Reed placed third in Congressional Debate and junior Cael Duffin took fifth in Congressional Debate. Additionally, junior Annie Bogart placed ninth out of 75 students and made it to the impromptu semifinals.

At Blue Valley West on Saturday, juniors Camryn Vitt and Aidan Thomas placed first in DUO interpretation, Emerson placed fifth in informative speaking, Thomas placed fifth in dramatic interpretation, Vitt placed first in impromptu and junior Noah Hookstra placed fifth in domestic extemporaneous speaking.

Forensics is competitive speaking and acting,” senior Grace Johnson said. “You can [either] write a speech and perform it in front of a judge and [have] a whole seven to ten minutes to yourself [or there is] the more theatrical side. [In the theatrical side] there’s funny sections, there’s dramatic sections, there’s even ones where you do it with a partner.”

Freshman Max Gosch felt the team did well.

“I thought I did alright. It’s [a] big tournament [and] I didn’t get into finals. [But] I thought the team did really good, we had one person make it to the semi finals, we’re [still] improving.” Gosch says. “I like the freedom of [Forensics]. There [is] a wide range of events and I really like that.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

Mill Valley News intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. Mill Valley News does not allow anonymous comments, and Mill Valley News requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    NAHS hosts Bob Ross painting party

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    The forensics team has three students go to finals at Lawrence Free State tournament

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    Youth for Refugees holds second Closet Cleanout for Kansas City International Academy

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    Seven snow days affect students and faculty in the district

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    Six DECA students qualify for nationals at the State competition

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    Bands present their Spring Concert

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    FCA hosts guest speaker at their morning meeting

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    Students attend an improved Career Fair

  • The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

    NEWS

    Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Navigate Right
JagWire Newspaper | JAG Yearbook | MVTV
The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments