PHS forensics team brings home 14 medals


Members of the Plymouth High School forensics team are (kneeling, left to right), Brandon Herrin, coach Thomas Gerleman, (second row) coach Megan Hummitzsch, Anne Aziz, Molly Brooks, Karley Dochterman, Shyenne Genette, Megan Kultgen, Julia Krueger, Toddianna Kraemer Curtiss, Allison Pieper, (third row) Brook Bignell, Jessica Falk, Ericka Bohrmueller, Michael Loehrke, Dallys Baizley, Natalie Britt, coach Mari Falk and Shauna Clemens. Not pictured are Alex Gravatt, Maja Holcomb and Abigail Phelps. — Submitted photo Members of the Plymouth High School forensics team are (kneeling, left to right), Brandon Herrin, coach Thomas Gerleman, (second row) coach Megan Hummitzsch, Anne Aziz, Molly Brooks, Karley Dochterman, Shyenne Genette, Megan Kultgen, Julia Krueger, Toddianna Kraemer Curtiss, Allison Pieper, (third row) Brook Bignell, Jessica Falk, Ericka Bohrmueller, Michael Loehrke, Dallys Baizley, Natalie Britt, coach Mari Falk and Shauna Clemens. Not pictured are Alex Gravatt, Maja Holcomb and Abigail Phelps. — Submitted photo The Plymouth High School forensics team recently competed in two state competitions, bringing home 14 gold and silver medals and a ninth-place finish.

The team participated in the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association state meet held April 11 and 12 in Madison, earning gold medals in the following categories:

· Farrago: senior Jessica Falk and junior Shauna Clemens

· Group Interpretation: juniors Karley Dochterman and Ericka Bohrmueller

· Moments in History: senior Maja Holcomb

· Play Acting: seniors Brook Bignell and Shyenne Genette; freshmen Natalie Britt and Allison Pieper

· Poetry: sophomore Dallys Baizley

· Prose: sophomores Julia Krueger and Megan Kultgen

· Solo Acting-Humorous: senior Michael Loehrke and sophomore Alex Gravatt

The following students earned a silver medal in their respective categories:

· Farrago: Molly Brooks

· Four-minute Speech: senior Anne Aziz

· Prose: Brandon Herrin

The team also competed March 29 at the Wisconsin Forensic Coaches’ Association contest in Ripon, tying Port Washington for ninth place out of 23 teams in Division 3.

The team held its annual awards banquet May 19 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, with coaches Mari Falk, Thomas Gerleman and Megan Hummitszsch presenting awards.

The seniors, including AFS student Anne Aziz of Egypt, were given a PHS Forensics Team key chain in the shape of a forensics medal.

Maja Holcomb achieved the unprecedented honor of a third gold bar for excelling in forensics for four years. Michael Loehrke and Jessica Falk earned a second gold bar to represent earning a letter for a third year. Dallys Baizley was awarded a gold bar for achieving a letter for a second year.

First-time letter winners included Brook Bignell, Shyenne Genette, Shauna Clemens, Karley Dochterman, Brandon Herrin, Julia Krueger and Megan Kultgen. Toddianna Kraemer-Curtiss and Abigail Phelps received certifi- cates of participation.


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