MCC forensics team places at state competition.

May 5, 2015
MCC forensics team

MCC forensics team

The Mason County Central Forensics Team, under the direction of Tom Richert, and Sean Carr brought 28 students to state finals at Oakland University last weekend.  The team experienced a two day elimination round process in B, C/D competition.

MCC qualified 10 of 19 events in semi-finals and seven events in finals, which are the top six in the state. The team scored 285 points and was state runner-up to Ann Arbor Greenhills with a score of 408. Last year MCC forensics placed second in state in class B.

Richert has coached the team for 25 years and the last five has been his most successful at the state level.  “We have very talented students, and each year the forensics team works from January to May for competition,” Richert said. “It’s a very long season, but, very worth while. I am so proud of this team, we go against the best teams in the state and hold our own each year. We compete against private schools and over the last few years we have been one of the top performing public schools in the state.”

The competition is divided up in two types of categories: acting interpretation and speech events, public address.

The following students placed at the state level in forensics 2015:

– Isaac Messeder, 1st place in dramatic interpretation 

– Bethany Anderson, 2nd place in prose

– Jessica Nehm, 2nd place in informative

– Kaitlin Dwyer, 3rd place in sales

– Hana Smith, 3rd Place in broadcasting

– Preston Gigante, 4th place in dramatic interpretation

Anthony Paris, 6th place in extemporaneous speaking

Kaci Clayton, 7th pace, prose

Margaret Alway, Harmony Jensen, Kaitlin Allen, Amber Rost, Shelbie Paggeot, Margaret Robinson, Tristan Scribner, and Carliegh Davis, 8th place, prose

Chance Iles, 10th place, broadcastin

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