CCCHS Hosts Forensics Tournament, Has Unusually Large Attendance

By Quinn O’Hara

Photos by Quinn O’Hara

On Saturday, March 9, Clay Center Community High School hosted several schools around the state for a forensics tournament.

Students participated in several events over four rounds, such as spoken poetry, serious solo, improv, and more.

Kristina Erskine (err skin), who attends Bishop Miege High School in Kansas City, is one of the students who traveled to Clay Center to participate in the event. She said forensics events have bolstered her confidence.

CCCHS Tiger Speech and Drama teacher Megan Blackburn said she was happy to see an unusually large turnout for this weekend’s event.

Blackburn said KHSAA rules require participating schools to host at least one tournament in order to participate in other forensics tournaments, and students aren’t allowed to participate in their home tournament. She said by hosting this event, CCCHS students now have more opportunities to compete at other schools.

Participants gather in the CCCHS commons to make last minute preparations for their presentations.

CCCHS Speech & Debate students announce the winners of the events

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