Congratulations to the Middle School Forensics Team! On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Roeper Middle School Forensics Team competed at the MIFA Middle School State Tournament at Wayne State University. Roeper students once again performed admirably throughout all aspect of the tournament. Many thanks to all of the parents who contributed in so many ways to making our tournament day smooth logistical sailing for all of the students! Heaps of thanks to the high school students who helped with coaching and judging, including (but not limited to): Akiko Abe; Sam Johnson; Emma Kretchmer; Ellie Moskowitz; Lukas Sznewajs; Jonathon Borja; Fiona Maylath-Bryant; Audrey Barnes; David Degazio. Also, thanks to our assistant coaches: Jaffar Boumediene; Adam Smock; Patrick Ratliff; and Alex Pedica; and to volunteer coaches Patty Dalton, Dennis Bernard and Renae Thibault. And, of course, to Amy O’rourke for expertly driving the bus to get us there and back again!
Placements at the competition were as follows:
Alison Albrecht: State Champion, Original Interp
RJ Hardamon: State Champion, Story-6
Rafi Perrault-Victor: 2nd place, Dramatic Interp
Emma Wine: 2nd place, Story-6
Anneliese Ingraham, Annelise Ivanescu, Krtistian LaVeque, Gianni Miliotto , and Dean Ersher: 3rd place, Multiple (Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys)
Meagan Konst: 4th place, Sales
Maddy Keuten: 4th place, Story-6
Nick Lyon & Kat Moore: 5th place, Duo
Mac Lancaster: 6th place, Declamation
Kate DeRonne: 6th place, Story-6
Emma Sznewajs: 7th place, Poetry
Leah Trunsky: Semi-finalist, Declamation
Nathan Moskowitz: Semifinalist, Original Interp
Alex Gianaris: Semi-finalist, Poetry
Steven Raphael: Semi-finalist, Prose
Ben Stafeil: Semi-finalist, Informative
Alex Calderwood and Avery Long: Semi-finalists, Duo
Gen Menthen: 1st in a round, Prose
Maddy Harner: 1st in a round, Story open
Tess Eschebach: 2nd in a round, Dramatic Interp
Eli Shaya: 2nd in a round, Impromptu
Sydney Mottley: 2nd in a round, Dramatic Interp
Hannah Wedepohl: 2nd in a round, Dramatic Interp
Dayna Nolan: 3rd in two rounds, Story Open
Bella Said: 3rd in a round, Story Open
Alex Rider really kicked up some dust in the wind in Declamation!
Seth Katzman was doggedly adventuresome in Prose!
…And Jessie Kahn made it up as she went along in Original Interp
The next competition will be the Roeper High School Forensics Team traveling to the MIFA High School State Tournament May 1-3 in Kalamazoo.
Look for our Forensics Showcase on Forensics Night (Date TBD).