Second forensics meet ends decently


Regina Chriestenson

Part of Iola High School’s forensics team poses together in Neodesha.

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Iola forensics team took two buses; one to Parsons and one to Neodesha. In Neodesha, the team won first place in team sweeps. For prose, junior Karly McGuffin placed first and freshman Lexie Vega placed fourth. For poetry, senior Aaron Terhune placed third. For Humorous Solo, freshman Allie Fager placed second, and freshman River Hess placed third. In Informative, freshman Allie Utley took second place. Finally, from Neodesha, Terhune and senior Alex Smith took fourth in Improvised Duet Acting.

From Parsons, in prose, sophomore Parker Smith took sixth place. In Poetry, senior Persephone Means took fourth and sophomore Mia Aronson took fifth. In Serious Solo Acting, senior Glenn Riddle took third and Means took sixth. Doing a duet Aronson and Smith took fifth. And finally from Parsons, doing an original oration, Riddle took fifth. “I thought it was a fun experience,” says Aronson. “[The judging] was different from what I am used to.”