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High school Forensics takes second at home tourney

Front row (from left) Luke Luger-Larson, Maya Wood, Franki Wood, Isabella Kilibarda, Allie Hassler, Christian Martin, Breelyn Karno,Abbie Martin, Emily Miller, Hailey Bessac and Ali Ziemer. Back row (from left) Jacob Orr, Gus Franchere, Laura Chwialkowski, Madeline Kestner, Tanner Yehlik, Jake Postma, Caleb Medchill. Ally Halonen, Brenna Connolly, Mya Ennis, Josie Bessac, Carly Ferguson, Maddie Melby and Melissa Graham. Missing from the photo are Emily Kukacka and Aaron Tenner. (Submitted photo)

The New Richmond Forensics Team was at the top of its game at its home tournament on Saturday, Feb. 22, where they placed sec­ond.

Menomonie took first place, while Baldwin-Woodville finished third out of 10 teams. Three teams cancelled because of the weather, including Northwoods, Ellsworth and Pepin.

Despite the ice, cold and snow, the New Richmond students stepped up their game and had many placewinners, ultimately earning them second place.

Individual winners were; Josie Bessac, fifth place in Demonstration (Infinity bracelets); Abby Martin, fourth place in Demonstration (cameras); Aaron Tenner, fifth place in Extemporaneous Speaking; Breelyn Karno, fifth place in Farrago and third place in Four Minute; Ally Halonen, first place in Four minute; Brenna Connolly, fifth place in Four minute; Hailey Bessac, fifth place in Poetry and fifth place in Play-acting; Allie Hassler, fourth place in Prose and fifth place in Play­acting; Emily Kukacka, fifth place in Prose; Mikayla Gefeke, second place in Solo-acting; Isabella Kilibarda, fifth place in Play­acting; Mya Ennis second place in Special Occasion; Emily Miller, third place in Special Occasion; Christian Martin, first place in Radio; Tanner Yehlik, third place in Radio; Caleb Medchill, fourth place in Radio.

Coaches Danette Tellijohn and Sarah Fastelin were very pleased and proud to be tak­ing all 25 entries allowed by state to the sub-district con­test at Prairie Farm on Saturday, March 1. The next invitational will be at Prescott on March 8, fol­lowed by District at Menomonie on March 22. Congratulations to an awe­some 2014 NRHS Forensics Team and good luck in upcoming competitions.

Submitted by the New Richmond High School 

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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