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Darlington forensics team takes 2nd at state
Darlington state forensics
DHS students that participated in state forensics included from L-R: front: Kim Sniff, Julia Hardt, Cheyenne Schuetz, Paige Schilling, Hope Francis, Cora Carpenter, Hannah Hauser, Bailey McDonald, Sadie Fitzsimons, Molly McDaniel, Katie Calvert, Courtney Wallin, Kaitlyn Reichling, Dane Siegenthaler, Jason Singer. Middle row: Dylan Busch, Olivia Ruesga, Shauna Volkening, Darby Fitzsimons, Meghan Weber, Adria Braley, Sami Poss, Shae Johnson, Shannon McDaniel, Meghan Vieth, Abbey Carlson, Savannah Bergeson, Johanna Meister, Sydney Brandt. Back row: Jaci Moseley, Payton Steiner, Conner Hackett, Steven Cotter, Josh Weaver, John Fortin, Gunnar Rielly, Jared Meister, Allie Kissel, Sam Cohen, Thomas Schultz, Ben Muhlstein, Cole McDonald. Missing from the photo: Isabel Wedig.

    Several Darlington High School (DHS) forensics students traveled to UW-Madison on Friday, April 11 to participate in the state forensics competition and came home as the state runner-up team with 87 out of 100 points.
    Darlington’s team results were 17 gold, five silver, and two bronze of the 24 entries. Every DHS senior participant earned a perfect score of 25 and seniors Meghan Vieth and Abbey Carlson earned the distinction of being critic’s choice, which is a perfect gold rating, all four years of high school.
    Darlington earned the Excellence in Speech Award for the 20th time since 1990.  This is awarded to the top 5% of the schools competing. DHS has won the State Championships each year from 2006-2013, which is the longest streak of earning this award in the state.
    The team was coached by Leona Havens, Rayna O’Brien, Connie McIntyre, Kalee Crist, and Carmen Rielly.
    A total of 4,548 students participated in the state competition from 351 high schools. Lakeside Lutheran High School took first place this year with the point total of 91 points.