4n6 takes 6Wednesday, May 12, 2010 By Kyle Dilley
On May 1st, PVHS Forensics took six people to state, the largest number it has ever taken. Topeka, KS was the site of the state tournament, where qualifiers from all over the league participated to see whose talent reigned supreme. IDA teams consisting of Kyle Dilley and Sam Bruch, along with Seth Diehm and John Anson qualified to compete at the state level. Mandi Christensen and Jason Strong had qualified in their Duet Act, where they portray an awkward couple trapped in an elevator. Dilley had also qualified in his serious solo, in which he plays a New York crack dealer. State is split up into three distinct sections. For Preliminaries there are three rounds, followed by one round of semi-finals, and then finals for the last round. At 8 am the tournament started. IDA teams Anson-Diehm and Dilley-Bruch didn't make it to semi-finals, despite a strong performance in all three rounds. Their scores were 2-4-5 and 2-5-5 respectively. Christensen and Strong also did not continue on, as they had scored a 7-2-5. Dilley, on the other hand, managed to make it to semi-finals with a 2-1-2. Unfortunately, he did not make it any farther as he received a 5-5-5, clenching his spot at 10th in State. “You know, it was a cool thing... I'm glad I did it. This is the best PVHS has done since Mrs. Arnold's daughter, and I'm proud to be a part of it. The best part of Forensics tournaments was definitely picking up all the cute Forensics girls. I'm gonna miss it,” said Dilley. As all the participants were Seniors excluding Christensen, we can hope that PVHS follows this years strong lead with next year.