Forensics kick off the season

Sossi Gallagher, Business Manager

The Manhattan High Schools Forensics team has been busy throughout the first tournaments at Topeka High School, Olathe South High School and Salina South High School.

Forensics is a national speech program that allows students to develop their public speaking skills in a competition setting. 

“Forensics is filled with diverse events that allow students to find something enjoyable for all of their interests,” sophomore Kylie Kim said. 

Mac Phrommany, Forensics coach, has led multiple students to State Qualifying scores, including sophomore Willow Graves in Poetry and in Humorous Interpretation; sophomore Ava Bunnell in Informative Speaking and in Prose; sophomore Salina Wang in Program of Oral Interpretation; junior Eli Kunz sophomore Kylie Kim and sophomore Kennedy Crabtree in Informative Speaking; sophomore Ashlyn Dobson in Poetry; junior Noah Moots, senior Josep

h Semmel and junior Sydney Vahl in Original Oratory; and sophomore Marlena Lewison in Extemporaneous Speaking.

“I think I’ve done very well considering this is my first year ever doing [forensics],” Graves said. “State qualifying so early in the season was elating so I’m excited to see what the rest of the season holds.”