Forensics brings back more successful news

Taryn Robinson, Staff Writer

The Manhattan High Forensics team had not one, but two successful meets this weekend.

This was a great weekend for the Forensics team,” Mac Phrommany, Forensics head coach posted on Twitter. “We made an especially strong push to get students out to competition this weekend and it paid off immensely at Silver Lake High School and Derby High School.”

Hosted by Silver Lake High School and Derby High School, the forensics team won in many categories.

Senior Aaron Hoff won first in the Lincoln Douglas Debate, along with sophomore Megan Long winning first in Informative speaking at Silver Lake. Along with Long and Hoff, junior Kameron Maranville was awarded a gold medal for the Outstanding Presiding Officer Award. Other Manhattan students took second through sixth place.

At the Derby High meet, only two MHS competitors placed. Among these two was sophomore Ryan Ward, who took third in Humorous Interpretation, qualifying him for state and National Individual Events Tournament of Champions. Ward was joined by senior Peyton Woods, who took fifth place in Prose.

While the team looks forward to competing again, they will be taking a break this week to host their own tournament at East Campus this weekend, while sending one student to the Olathe Northwest Forensics Invitational.