Forensics Competition

Forensics Competition
Posted on 01/09/2019
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Thirty-four middle school students competed in the 35th Annual Hanover County Public Schools Forensics Competition recently held at the Hanover School board office. Fifteen students won top honors in the following categories:

  • Serious Poetry
  • Humorous Poetry
  • Original Oratory
  • Storytelling/Oral Interpretation
  • Impromptu Speech

The forensics competition was the culmination of a semester’s worth of activities in language arts classes. All participants were the winners in their school competitions. Schools with first place winners in each category received trophies that the school will display for one year. In addition, first, second, and third-place winners received individual awards for their performances.  

The winners are as follows:

Serious Poetry

  • First Place—Emily Moore, Chickahominy Middle School
  • Second Place—Kate Lindley, Chickahominy Middle School
  • Third Place—Emma Neidlinger, Stonewall Jackson Middle School
Serious Poetry Winners

Serious Poetry Winners (pictured left to right): Emma Neidlinger, Stonewall Jackson Middle School, third place; Kate Lindley, Chickahominy Middle School, second place; Emily Moore, Chickahominy Middle School, first place

Humorous Poetry

  • First Place—Ainsley Evans, Chickahominy Middle School 
  • Second Place—Maren Melchor, Chickahominy Middle School
  • Third Place—Breelan Hill, Liberty Middle School
Humorous Poetry Winners

Humorous Poetry Winners (pictured left to right): Ainsley Evans, Chickahominy Middle School, first place; Maren Melchor, Chickahominy Middle School, second place; Breelan Hill, Liberty Middle School, third place

Original Oratory

  • First Place—Campbell Berry, Oak Knoll Middle School
  • Second Place—Claire Martin, Chickahominy Middle School
  • Third Place—James Woods, Oak Knoll Middle School
Original Oratory Winners

Original Oratory Winners (pictured left to right): James Woods, Oak Knoll Middle School, third place; Claire Martin, Chickahominy Middle School, second place; Campbell Berry, Oak Knoll Middle School, first place

Storytelling/Oral Interpretation

  • First Place—Camden Sparrow, Chickahominy Middle School
  • Second Place—Rachel Haile, Oak Knoll Middle School
  • Third Place—Kristina Watson, Stonewall Jackson Middle School 
Storytelling/Oral Interpretation Winners

Storytelling/Oral Interpretation Winners (pictured left to right): Kristina Watson, Stonewall Jackson Middle School, third place; Rachel Haile, Oak Knoll Middle School, second place; Camden Sparrow, Chickahominy Middle School, first place

Impromptu Speech

  • First Place—Tyler Adams, Stonewall Jackson Middle School
  • Second Place—Tristain Burton, Oak Knoll Middle School
  • Third Place—Grace Agnew, Chickahominy Middle School
Impromptu Speech Winners

Impromptu Speech Winners (pictured left to right): Tyler Adams, Stonewall Jackson Middle School, first place; Tristain Burton, Oak Knoll Middle School, second place; Grace Agnew, Chickahominy Middle School, third place

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