DHS Forensics Team Wins Bluegrass Regional Tournament
DHS Forensics Team Wins Bluegrass Regional Tournament
Posted on 02/08/2018
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The Danville High School forensics team captured the 2018 Bluegrass Regional tournament hosted at SCAPA Bluegrass Middle School.


The students, who participate in a range of events including broadcast announcing, declamation, extemporaneous speaking, impromptu, oratory, poetry, prose and storytelling, competed against schools from 36 counties to win the tournament.


Out of the 36 students who participate in the Danville Forensics Team, 24 attended the regional tournament. The following students earned first and runner up:


  • Junior Captain Charlie Hall took first place in humorous interpretation, oratory and storytelling.
  • Sara Barringer and Kelsie Steber earned first place in duo interpretation
  • Caroline Bugg earned first place in extemporaneous speaking
  • Becky Mohr took first place for impromptu speaking
  • Haley Hopkins and Joseth Warner earned first place in improvisational duo
  • Summer Quinn took second place in broadcasting
  • Joseth Warner earned second place for dramatic interpretation
  • Haley Hopkins and Joseth Warner earned second place in duo interpretation
  • Emma Merryman took second place in impromptu speaking
  • Lina Morales earned second place for Poetry
  • Libby Hale took second place for program oral interpretation
  • Natalie Grubbs earned second place in prose


Their road to regional champions has not been an easy one. This year the forensic team has faced several setbacks.


“In January we missed two tournaments due to snow,” said Steve Meadows, teacher and head coach for the Forensics Team. “Due to a back injury I’ve been out for a month and counting.” 


Despite these hurdles, the team continues to stay focused and work hard. For that, Meadows is thankful for his assistant coaches.


“They are keeping practices going in my stead with the assistance of our experienced juniors and seniors on the team -- who are coaching the younger kids,” said Meadows.


With regionals behind them, the team is preparing for their remaining four regular season tournaments. Next up is the KESDA Forum, an open, three-day tournament that all team members will compete in.


We wish them luck!