The Manhattan High School forensics team took first place in one tournament and second place in two others in competition so far this semester.
The team, which competes in various public speaking and performance events, took first place at in Junction City Feb. 8-9, and second at both Shawnee Heights Jan. 25-26 and Emporia Feb. 8-9.
Here are top individual performers at those three tournaments:
International Extemp: 1st – Jake Seaton; 4th – Lisa Zhu; 5th – Peter Sang
Domestic Extemp: 4th (tie) – Angel Zelazny and Robert Kobza; 6th – Jina Ok.
Impromptu: 1st – Jake Seaton; 6th – Robert Kobza
Original Oratation: 1st – Jake Seaton
Informative: 4th – Lisa Zhu
Dramatic Interpretation: 4th – Flora Riley; 5th – Abby Sarvis; 6th – Flora Riley
Humorous Interpretation: 4th – Trevor Bashaw; 5th – Xavier Hayden
Duo: 1st – Bashaw/Lanceta; 6th – Riley/Ball
Poetry: 2nd – Xavier Hayden; 3rd – Kyler Reith; 4th – Zane Hayden
Senate: Presiding Officer – Jake Seaton; 4th – Naomi McClendon
House: Presiding Officer – Jina Ok; 2nd – Peter Sang; 3rd – Robert Kobza; 4th – Trevor Bashaw; 5th – Lisa Zhu; 6th – Flora Riley
Novice House: Presiding Officer – Evan Heger; 1st – Niroop Rajashekar; 2nd – Kirkland Lambert; 3rd – Sriramana Sankar; 4th – Nathan McClendon; 5th – Sterling Edgar; 6th (tie) – Cathy Lei and Kristina Burton.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: 1st – Jake Seaton; 5th – Gavin Larson; 6th – Reid Erdwien
Public Forum Debate: 5th – Blankeu/Rajashekar
International Extemp: 1st – Jake Seaton; 6th – Reid Erdwien
Original Oration: 1st – Jake Seaton
Informative: 5th – Naomi McClendon
Dramatic Interpretation: 3rd – Macy Lanceta
Humorous Interpretation: 1st – Trevor Bashaw; 2nd – Healey Heaton
Duet: 2nd – Hanna/Reith, 5th – Feng/Pellegrin; 7th – Sarvis/Reever
Poetry: 4th – Kyler Reith
Improvised Duet Acting: 3rd – Heaton/Ball
House 1: 2nd – Sriramana Sankar; 5th – Peter Sang; 6th – Angel Zelazny
House 2: 1st – Amir Esmaely; 3rd – Lisa Zhu
Novice House 1: Presiding Officer – Katherine Culberston; 2nd – Krista Burton; 3rd – Cathy Lei; 4th – Savannah Smith; 5th – Cailin Rusk; 6th – Kyle Thomas
Novice House 2: 2nd – Nathan McClendon; 3rd – Joseph Sell; 4th – Arnav Das; 5th – So Hiromasa; 6th – Sterling Edgar
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: 2nd – Jake Seaton
International Extemp: 2nd – Jake Seaton; 6th – Lisa Zhu
Domestic Extemp: 2nd – Robert Kobza
Original Oration: 2nd – Jake Seaton; 6th – Cathy Lei
Dramatic Interpretation: 1st – Macy Lanceta; 2nd – Natalie Shank; 3rd – Flora Riley; 5th – Abby Sarvis
Humorous Interpretation: 1st – Haley Heaton; 2nd – Trevor Bashaw; 4th – Xavier Hayden; 5th – Hanna Hayden; 6th – Roxanne Gehring
Duo acting: 1st – Hayden/Heaton; 2nd – Bashaw/Lanceta
Duet: 3rd – Hanna/Reith; 4th – Pellegrin/Feng; 5th – Sarvis/Reever.
Poetry: 2nd – Zane Hayden
Prose: 6th – David Hazelwood
House 1: 3rd – Lisa Zhu; 4th – Flora Riley
House 2: 2nd – Jina Ok