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Platteville gets eight state forensics golds, team award
13 silvers, 1 bronze out of 36 participants
PHS Forensics Awards 2016
On May 2, the Platteville High School Forensics Team held their annual Performance and Awards Night. Team members received these special awards (front, from left): Sami Brookens, Most Improved Performer; Brelynn Updike, Most Improved Performer; Kleine Leonard, Most Improved Performer; (back) Saafia Masoom, Speaker of the Year; Elyssa Vondra, Performer of the Year; Anna Greenhalgh, Outstanding First Year; and Jil Henning, Rosemary Anderson Spirit of Forensics Award.

Platteville High School’s forensics team was awarded an Excellence in Speech Award at the 121st annual Wisconsin High School Forensic Association at UW–Madison.

Platteville had 36 students compete in 22 categories.

Judges rate each student or performing group, and the top 5 percent of point-earning schools are recognized with Excellence in Speech Awards, with the school and teacher each presented with a plaque.

PHS students came home with eight gold medals, 13 silver medals and one bronze medal in addition to the Excellence in Speech Award.

“Students in our academic sport practice long hours to hone their skills and meet the expectations upon which they will be judged,” said WHSFA Executive Director Adam Jacobi. “These schools represent consistent performance across a variety of contest events at our festival, and should be lauded for their performance.”