Reading the Lines


Maria Cannon

It was a great day for the forensics team on February 21, when they attended their first competition, sub-districts at Holmen High School. All of the members were successful and advanced out of the sub-district level into the district level. 


They will compete again on Saturday, March 11th. This competition will be hosted at West Salem High School. The team includes one senior, Reagan Roesler, and two freshmen, Maddie Holm and Sam Volden. For juniors, there is Sunnie Jeffers, Jon Illif, Kate Fechner, and Emily Fechner. There is one sophomore in the club, Leah Brigson.

“It was really great to try a new club this year and have success in it the first time I competed,” says Brigson. “ Forensics is a club for everyone, where you can have fun acting while also improving on your communication and speaking skills.”

English teachers Kim Volden and Andrea Armstrong coach the small, but successful team. “Forensics is a great option for students because almost every career includes some aspect of public speaking,” says advisor Armstrong. “Students will gain confidence and will learn the skills to edge out future competitors for job spots.”

Forensics fits a student’s busy schedule and includes many categories a student can choose from. Check the link to see which category you might want to try.