The Waupaca High School forensics team placed in the top three at the Kaukauna, Durand, New London and Waupaca invitational tournaments and won the Valley 10 Conference meet.
The following students were named First Team All-Conference: Ellen Ryder, farrago; Courtney Miller, Katherine Blonde, Emma Resop, Cody Bussian, and Reina Eddy, group interpretation; Brayden Kendziora, oral interpretation of literature; Eric Cummings, oratory; Nick Jungers, solo humorous; Parker Kantos, solo serious; Brayden Kendziora, special occasion and Izatti Soekarsono.
Students named Second Team All-Conference were: Emily Cummings, demonstration; Emma Resop, farrago; Kirsten Dahlk, four-minute speaking; Cassie Menadue, oral interpretation of literature; Ashley Chantelois, poetry; and Cole Pankratz, special occasion speaking.
The following students qualified for the WHSFA State Festival in Madison: Ryan Wiese and Emily Cummings, demonstration; Alyssa Manteufel, moments in history; Cole Pankratz and Brayden Kendziora, special occasion, Kirsten Dahlk and Parker Sweeny, four-minute speaking; Eric Cummings, oratory; Emma Resop and Kathryn Blonde, farrago; Izatti Soekarsono, storytelling; Joe Pegorsch, Cassie Manadue, Ashley Chantelois and Logan Ader, poetry; Alli Kettleson, Reina Eddy, Courtney Miller and Cody Bussian, prose; Nick Jungers and Ellen Ryder, solo humorous acting; and Parker Kantos, solo serious acting.
Nine Waupaca students qualified for the NCFL Grand National Tournament in Baltimore on May 24 to 28.
Those students are Eric Cummings, oratory; Brayden Kendziora, dramatic performance; Ashley Chantelois, oral interpretation of literature; Nick Jungers and Ryan Wiese, partners in duo interpretation; Cassie Manadue and Parker Sweeny, partners in public forum; Parker Kantos, extemporaneous speaking; and Cole Pankratz, oratorical declamation.
The team will conclude its in-state season at the WFCA Team Tournament in Ripon on April 21. Members of that team include: Ryan Wiese, Emily Cummings, Zach Watrovich, Parker Kantos, Reina Eddy, Courntey Miller, Katheryne Blonde, Cassie Menadue, Cody Bussian, Sawyer Olson, Thomas Phillippe, Amanda Dufree, Cole Pankratz, Parker Sweeny, Nick Jungers, Ellen Ryder, Izzati Soekarsono, Erica Fredrick, Brayden Kendziora, Eric Cummings, Emma Resop, Kirsten Dahlk, Joe Pegorsch, Ashley Chantelois and Logan Ader.