Hip hip hooray! A big congratulations to our #PointerNation Forensics Team for earning the Excellence in Speech Award from the Wisconsin Interscholastic Speech & Dramatic Arts Association, placing us in the top 5% of all schools at the state meet! This is the second year in a row we have earned this prestigious accolade and are one of only 15 schools in the entire state to be recognized. Way to go!

The competitive public speaking season wrapped up Friday, April 14 at DeForest. Congratulations to our State forensics participants, both in-person and virtual!

Earning a perfect score of 25 and gold medals were:

— Kalea Biddick, Moments in History

— Gena Byrnes, Storytelling

— Alana DuBois, Solo Acting Humorous

— Matthew Goninen, Radio Speaking

— Derek Hottenstein, Informative

— Haley Schroeder, Solo Acting Serious

— Sophia Stephenson, Solo Acting Humorous

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

Silver (23-24 points)

— Griffin Albaugh, Radio Speaking

— Anthony Luu, Poetry

— Madison Nodolf, Poetry

— Taitin Riley, Solo Acting Humorous

— Jadyn Swinehart, Farrago

— Lila Thousand, Prose

— Bryce Vamstad, Informative

— Jaxson Wendhausen, Prose

— Drew Aschliman, Malea Aschliman, Eli Lindsey, Laci Lindsey & Landon Thousand, Group Interpretation

— Abel Logue, Tyler Nordstrom, Jacob Phillips, Atley Potterton & Alex Ross, Group Interpretation

Bronze (20-22 points)

— Lilli Berget, Prose

— Maci Muchow, Farrago