The competitive public speaking season wrapped up Friday night April 8 at DeForest. Congratulations to our State forensics participants!

Earning a perfect score of 25 and gold medals were:

— Oliver Benson, Julianna Cool, Marcus Cool, Libby Dunn & Brooke Paynter, Play Acting

— Ella Chambers, Eli Lindsey, Mallory Lindsey, Dominik McVay & Landon Thousand, Group Interpretation

— Genevieve Byrnes, Farrago

— Jazmine Cool, Solo Acting Humorous

— Matthew Goninen, Radio Speaking

— Callie Pierce, Solo Acting Humorous

— Taitin Riley, Solo Acting Humorous

— Regan Schuette, Farrago

— Sophia Stephenson, Solo Acting Humorous

— Lila Thousand, Prose

Silver (23-24 points)

— Lilli Berget, Prose

— Haley Buroker, Solo Acting Serious

— Alana DuBois, Solo Acting Serious

— Bo Hanson, Abel Logue, Tyler Nordstrom &  Atley Potterton, Group Interpretation

— Ellie Janetka, Poetry

— Jaxson Wendhausen, Prose

Bronze (20-22 points)

— Griffin Albaugh, Radio Speaking

— Ella James, Prose

— Maci Muchow, Poetry

— Jadyn Swinehart, Demonstration

A special congratulations to Jazmine Cool who was named a Cumulative Critic’s Choice recipient, one of just 24 high school Seniors in the state to earn this highest individual recognition. She received a perfect score of 25 all three years at the State meet (there was no meet in 2020 due to covid).