The Rock Creek High School Forensics Team won the 3A state championship on Saturday at Wichita East High School.
Rock Creek beat Moundridge by 90 points, 360 to 270. Minneapolis High School finished in third place with 268 points.
Rock Creek had 13 out of 16 entries make semifinals, and 10 make finals. Moundridge had six in finals while Minneapolis had five.
Three Rock Creek students won individual state championships on Saturday.
Sara Nider won in dramatic solo acting; Jessi Snapp won in humorous solo acting; and Aaron Kuecker won in poetry interpretation.
Three Rock Creek students won second place. Dylan Meyer took second in extemporaneous speaking; Jacob Miller finished second in humorous solo acting; and Trey Basa finished second in prose interpretation.
Also winning medals were Shannon Oakley, fourth place in informative speaking, Crystal Chitwood, fifth place in informative speaking, Chance Maginness, fourth in extemporaneous, and Isaac Camacho, 7th in poetry interpretation.
Making the semi finals were Trey Basa and Justin Ward in duet acting, Jacob Miller in prose interpretation and Paige Nickell in oration.
Winning points for the team championship but not making semifinals were William Henry in poetry interpretation, Chance Maginness in informative speaking and Sara Nider and Jackson Meyer in duet acting.
“It was a great way to end a great season,” said Coach Keith Miller. “This has been an absolute wonderful group to work with. The kids are easy to coach and easy to get along with. They are smart, hardworking, and talented. They have great senses of humor. Coaching this group is easily one of the highlights of my life.”
The forensics team will have its Forensics Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the high school.
Students will be performing their pieces for the public. Dessert will be served.
The event is free but donations will be accepted.