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PHS Forensics Team Having a Banner Year.

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Forensics is the art or study of argumentation and formal debate. Three years ago Plainville restarted a Forensics program thanks to high school English teacher, Mrs. Ternes. High school students are able to participate in this activity by performing their pieces for judges at Forensics meets. Plainville now offers two hours of Forensics class, which gives students who wish to participate a better chance to be involved and practice their pieces. This year, the Forensics team has had a terrific start to their season. Towards the beginning of the season, the team took first place at both the Sylvan Lucas tournament and the Norton tournament. At the Novice tournament in Kinsley, the team placed first again. Without a full team at the Trego meet, the members still managed to place third. At one of their last tournaments in Ellis, the team placed second out of 18 schools. Many students have placed and qualified for State Forensics. Congratulations to all of the Forensics students and good luck to all of those competing at state.

Tech Student, Amy Casey interviewed a few of the Forensics students. Here is what they had to say about Forensics.

 

Q1: What made you decide to be in Forensics?

A1: I was a little hesitant at first but Mrs. Ternes told me what it was about and encouraged me to go out. - Paige Sherraden

 

Q2: Would you say this class has benefited you? If so, how?

A2:Yes, the class has given me some confidence with talking in front of people. -Noah Crawford

 

 

Q3: Is Forensics something you would recommend for other students to partake in? If so, why?

A3: Yes, there is something for everyone I absolutely love Forensics! -Megan Sherraden

 

 

Q4: How has Forensics influenced you or changed you?

A4: Forensics has allowed me to embrace unique personalities. It allows you to be yourself and act crazy because everyone else is being even crazier! -MaKayla Loney

 

 

Q5: What is the most challenging part of being in Forensics?

A5: The most challenging part of Forensics is being able to put your nerves and anxieties to the side for the duration of your performance. -Mykeltie Horting

 

Q6: What is the best part about being apart of Forensics?

A6: I think the best part is being with your friends and doing something that we all enjoy.  -Emily Rogers

 

Q7: What will you miss the most about participating in Forensics?

A7: I will miss the competition and going to state. -Claire McClellan

 

 

Q8: What has made your team so successful this year?

A8: We have a larger team and people who are willing to work hard to place. -Claire McClellan

 

 

Q9: What is your individual goal this year?

A9: My ultimate goal this year is to place top 3 in state for prose. -Sam Kaup

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