High School Forensics Team Makes History!

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For the first time in school history, the Sun Prairie High School forensics team will be sending 10 students to a national competition --  the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The NCFL is an organization founded in 1951 and is open to public and parochial schools. The mission of the NCFL is to provide opportunities for speech and debate competition to all secondary students.

Students advancing from the qualifying tournament held at Waupaca High School on March 17th include:

  • Sierra DuCharme-Hansen and Liz Ehrler in Duo Interpretation
  • Maddie Martini and Shaina Barreau in Oratorical Declamation
  • Tessa Loeffler in Dramatic Performance
  • Emma Traband, Ben Bauman, and Calvin Berg in Original Oratory
  • Alyssa Shaughnessy and Ryan McDowell in Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Michael Curtin is second alternate in Dramatic Performance

“These students are ready to begin competing at the next level. We’ve been very successful within our area and the state, but it is time to give these students another opportunity to continue that success,”  said Sun Prairie High School Forensic Head Coach John Peschl said. Sun Prairie advanced the largest number of students from a single school in the state of Wisconsin.

The national tournament will take place from May 24 -26 in Philadelphia. About 2,500 students from across the country will compete in the competition.

Forensics is a competitive public speaking, acting and oral interpretation activity. The team is coached by John Peschl, Steve Mulich and Elliott Fischer. Since the team was resurrected in 2005, Sun Prairie has won four 4th place finishes and a 3rd place finish at the WFCA State Tournament.

Congratulations to our Forensic Students!!