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Colfax forensics students earn medals at state meet

Under the direction of Mrs. Myers, Colfax High School students culminated their forensics competition for 2013 by participating at the state meet held in Madison April 19-20. Three gold medals, six silver and five bronze came home with the students.

Brittany Rothbauer and Ellie Verdon earned gold in the Playacting category with a piece titled “Bottled Up” which told the tale of a person who finds a genie in a Coke bottle and is granted three wishes. Schyler Manning also brought back a gold medal by delivering a speech on Albert Einstein’s theories in the Moments in History category.

Trevor Secraw, Matthew Almquist, Lachlan Hinwood and Garrett Miller earned silver medals with a Group Interpretation reading of “A Shiner Like a Diamond”, a story of a dad who is obsessed with his daughter’s appearances and how one daughter fools him. Also winning silvers were Jeremiah Wait in Radio Speaking, Georgette Wendt in Storytelling with her story of the Phoenix and Ben Kragness in Prose as he read “Rappacini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Bringing back bronze medals were Allie Yingst, Whitney DeMoe and Kenzie Anderson in the Playacting category with their performance of “The Boys at I-Hop” which tells a story of Dracula and the Wolfman out on the town. Reed Gibson and Grant Phillips also received bronze medals in the Radio Speaking category.