Danville High School’s forensics team placed second at the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association’s 2013 Forum Saturday.
The team was a close second to rival Rowan County and scored far ahead of third-place Boone County. LaRue County, Harrison County and Calloway County ranked fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively.
DHS took home championships in four of the 15 events. Senior Jack Graham won humorous interpretation for the second time at KESDA and also took home championship in duo interpretation with partner Tyler Whitehouse. Calvin Steber won congressional debate. Sarabeth Marlowe was the tournament’s champion in prose and also placed fifth overall in the John Edwards Pentathlon competition for success throughout the tournament in a variety of events; senior Phoebe Ross was ninth in pentath.
Overall, DHS took home 46 event honors from the contest. A complete list of awards is below.
DHS will compete next at the state speech and debate tournaments hosted march 14-16 at the University of Kentucky. Seventeen members of the squad also will compete Saturday for a chance to represent Kentucky at the Catholic Forensic League’s national contest in May in Philadelphia.
DHS KESDA award winners include:
Finalists (top six): Cloe Anderson: third, storytelling; Cloe Anderson, Emma Jackson, Andrew McKinney and Dylan Mullins: fifth, group interpretation; Zane Arnold and Lydia Graham: fifth, improvisational duo; Mary-Scott Bugg: super congress; Sue Cook: second, prose; Jack Graham: first, humorous, second, dramatic, first duo; Jack Graham, Sarabeth Marlowe, Sam Nelson, Laurel Payne and Kolton Winfield: fourth, group interpretation; Emma Jackson, Super Congress; Sarabeth Marlowe: first, prose, third, Dramatic, second, improvisational duo; Andrew McKinney: third, extemporaneous, second, congressional debate; Sam Nelson: fifth, Poetry; Laurel Payne: sixth, Poetry; Phoebe Ross: second, extemporaneous, super congress; Calvin Steber: first, congressional debate; Tyler Whitehouse, third, humorous, first, duo; Kolton Winfield: second, storytelling, second, improvisational duo.
Semifinalists (top 12): Cloe Anderson: improvisational duo, duo; Molly Anderson: broadcasting; Austin Barringer: dramatic; Mary-Scott Bugg: humorous, storytelling; Sue Cook: extemporaneous; Hannah Draut: storytelling; Lydia Graham: storytelling; Emma Jackson: humorous, extemporaneous; Seth Massoud: humorous; Andrew McKinney: improvisational duo; Dylan Mullins: impromptu, oratory; Laurel Payne: prose, declamation; Phoebe Ross: impromptu, oratory; Calvin Steber: extemporaneous; Kolton Winfield: duo.
Quarterfinalists (top 24 for the largest events): Cloe Anderson: Prose; Mary-Scott Bugg: broadcasting; Sydney Mullins: broadcasting.
Additionally, outstanding novice awards were given for non-advancing novices in each event. DHS had two: Hibah Siddiqui in declamation and Will Kirk in expository speaking.
The team’s senior night is 7 p.m. today in Gravely Hall. Nine DHS seniors will perform highlights from their senior season in a free presentation destined to provoke thought and induce laughter.