Dec 072012

Winslow High School competitors at the annual Forensics League of Arizona Winter Trophy Tournament earned two state championships.
Emmett Foster is the state champion in Dramatic Interpretation. He presented Flanders by Patricia Anthony, which is a story told from the point of view of a young soldier in the trenches of World War I.
Brittany Fischer and Emmett Foster were selected as state champions in Duo Acting. Their selection, The Speech, is a humorous depiction of the effects of stage fright.
Three other Winslow students broke to the finals round and took home fourth place trophies for their events. They included Mardo Lewis, Humor; Allen Messer, Expository Speaking; and Kaylee Smith, Original Oratory.
Twelve of 20 entries broke into the semifinals, including Seth Jenning, Dramatic Interpretation; Ashley McLaws, Prose; Katelynn Parrish, Prose and Poetry; Daniel Lane and Nathaniel Renny, Duo Interpretation; and Nathaniel Renny, Poetry.
Three students ranked in the top 10 percent in the preliminary rounds, including Clinton Contreras, Dramatic Interpretation; Luke McCaulley, Dramatic Interpretation; and Lexi Sievers, Original Oratory.
The Winter Trophy Tournament was held at Cactus High School in Glendale on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Twenty-two high schools from 1 A, 2 A, 3 A, and 4 A schools participated in the tourney. More than 300 students from schools statewide competed in this annual event.
In addition to their trophies, Brittany Fischer and Emmett Foster will receive scholarships upon graduation.
Sarah Smithson and Marianne Richardson coached the WHS speech team with the assistance of volunteers Cassie Shumacher, Jean Glenn and Chris Card.

Photo courtesy of Winslow High School
Winslow High School speech team members Emmett Foster and Brittany Fischer took championship honors at the Winter Trophy Tournament in Glendale.