De Soto Varsity Debate/Forensics

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Forensics Qualifies 16 Entries to Finals at Basehor-Linwood

The De Soto High School Forensics team competed at Basehor-Linwood High School on Saturday, March 2nd. 16 different forensics team entries qualified for finals! Final results (SQ=state qualified): Sarah Moler- 1st prose (SQ) & 4th poetry Kaitlin Torres-1st Original Oration (SQ) Yazmin Adams-2nd Program of Oral Interpretation (SQ) & 4th Informative Speaking 10 Hunter Finerty-4th

Forensics Season is Underway, Latest Results

Forensics season is underway and our team has competed a few meets already. Here are their latest results: Olathe South Meet Results from 2.8.19 and 2.9.19: Congratulations to Cole Krudwig on his 3rd place finish in Novice Congress. Congrats to Mason Ericson and Hunter Finerty on their 4th place finish in Public Forum Debate, Hunter

Forensics Results from Lawrence Meet

The Forensics team traveled to Lawrence High School to compete in a meet on Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd. The team brought home 6 medals at their first competition of the season. Here are there results: Chase Culver and Ashlen Boresow placed 6th overall in Duo. Sarah Moler placed 4th overall in Prose.

State Forensics Results

Kaitlin Torres wraps up her first forensics season with a 6th place finish in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the 5A KSHSAA State Speech and Drama Championships this past weekend. Jaycie Swift and Emma Leonard cap off their forensics seasons by each receiving a 2 rating at KSHSAA State Speech and Drama Festival at KCKCC on

Forensics Results from Paola Inv.

The De Soto High School Forensics team competed at Paola High School on Thursday, April 19th. Here are their results: Oliver Stutzman won 1st place in Oratory and qualified for State. Isabel Book took 2nd place in Poetry and qualified for State. Sarah Moler 4th place in Poetry. Jaycie Swift 5th place in Poetry.

Forensics Results from the Baldwin Inv.

Congrats to Caleb Daniels for placing 1st in prose tonight at Baldwin. This finish makes Caleb a state qualifier! Way to go Emma Leonard on her 4th place finish in prose tonight in Baldwin. Emma made finals for both of her events tonight! Congrats to Zac Matthew and Emma Leonard on their 4th place finish in

Forensics Results from Piper Inv.

The Forensics team competed at Piper High School on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14. Here are their results: Hunter Finerty takes 5th place in Impromptu Speaking. Ethan Iddings and Shantel Horne take 2nd place in Public Forum Debate. Kaitlin Torres was undefeated and wins first place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Autumn Webb Qualifies for State

Autumn Webb took 2nd place in Poetry at the Louisburg Forensics Meet on Tuesday, April 10th. This performance has qualified Autumn for the State Competition which will be held on Saturday, May 5th. Congratulations Autumn!

Forensics Results from SMW

Kaitlin Torres takes 1st place in Lincoln-Douglas debate at Shawnee Mission West from among 23 competitors. She was the only undefeated Lincoln-Douglas debater at this tournament with a 4-0 record and is state qualified! Hunter Finerty places 2nd in Impromptu Speaking at Shawnee Mission West and qualifies for State! Oliver Stutzman places 7th in Oratory

Finerty and Swift Qualify for State

The DHS Forensics Team competed in a meet hosted at Baldwin High School on Saturday, February 17th. Hunter Finerty finished in 4th place in Impromtu Speaking which qualified her for State competition. Jaycie Swift finished in 5th place in Poetry which qualified her for State competition. Photo credits: Twitter: DHS Speech & Debate, @DHSDB8