Forensic Fury


The Mirror reporter

Athletics aren’t the only thing bringing home the gold for SPASH.

SPASH Forensics stood out at the state meet in Madison where they brought home five golds, five silvers and three bronzes.

The members of the team are Jacqeline Wisinski, Saralyn Carcy, Stephanie Vang, Sydney Clark, Jaycie Korth, Hannah Kolarik, Grace Kempe, Lexi Vrieze, Reid Larson, Emma Pech; Elaina Knapp, Jocelyn He, Kenzie Swinford and Kaia Houtman.

The team only has one organized practice a week, but they spend time with each other outside of practice and they perfect their pieces on their own time. Donahue said that this brings the team closer and you can tell they are all dedicated by how much time they put in on their own.

Very basically forensics is speaking or performing in front of an audience. The team members get to choose between a variety of categories which include poetry, storytelling, play acting and group interpretation.

Every performance is timed and lasts nearly 10 minutes.

To get to State you need to advance through three meets before that and nearly all of the team made it.You are only guaranteed one meet which means every single performance has to be spot on to make it to state.

For the three meets leading up to state you perform your act three different times to three separate judges. All of the judges give them their score and they take the average. At state, you only get one chance with one judge.

Jill Donahue, the assistant coach, never did forensics in high school but decided to start helping out and has now been part of the team for five years.

Donahue said, “For next year we are looking to get more people on the team and have another successful season.”