Warrior Times Weekly
Subdistrict forensics results in entire team moving on to districtFriday, February 17, 2012 By Sarah Peters
Some people play basketball, others sing songs. Here at Lakeside, the Forensics team speaks. They participate at many different meets around the area. Last Monday, on February 13, the Lakeside Forensics team wowed everyone at the sub-district meet at Deerfield High School. The fun started at 2:50 p.m. when the team was released early to be at the meet on time. The judges from Lakeside, Pastor Clark Schultz, Mrs. Jodie Schommer, Mrs. Gretchen Asmus, and Mrs. Missy McKenna, also had to be there early to be able to ready themselves for a long evening of judging. The team arrived about an hour early, so much of the time was spent joking around amongst each other and meeting students from other schools. Finally, after much anticipation, the first round began promptly at 4:30 p.m. The teams went out to their rooms to see who they would be listening to. This Forensics meet was smaller than previous meets, so many team members listened to the same people’s speeches all of the three rounds. The good thing, though, was that most of these speeches were very interesting, even if they were listened to three times. After each of the three rounds, students would come back into the Deerfield cafeteria and wait for the rest of their teammates to return. Students also munched on some yummy snacks that could be purchased at the concession stand. It was easy to hear the expected questions like “How did it go?” and “Were the people in your room any good?” Many times, especially for Lakeside students, a person would respond, “It went great!” The scores at this meet were all exceptional. A score of 25 points was a perfect score, with judges taking off points for lack of expression, organization, gestures, etc. All Lakeside students received scores of 20’s or higher except for one score of a 19. One of the most exciting scorers of the night was Kyle Marti, a senior in the poetry category. Marti received a perfect score of 25 at all three rounds. This very rarely occurs, and excited the entire team. The team returned to Lakeside about 8:30 p.m. with everyone in good spirits. Thank you to all the judges and Forensics head coach, Mr. Lauber. Congratulations to the entire team for moving on to the district meet at Stoughton!