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Lawrence students qualify for state forensics tournament

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Two members of the Free State High School forensics squad qualified to go to the state tournament in May after competing this weekend at a tournament hosted by Olathe South.

Free State's Logan Brown, a junior, qualified by placing third in domestic extemporaneous speaking, and Kerrie Leinmiller-Renick, a senior, qualified by placing fourth in poetry.

Meanwhile, Lawrence High School junior Vinnie Barker qualified for the state tournament by placing first in domestic extemporaneous speaking at a separate tournament at De Soto.

Lawrence High also competed this weekend at a tournament in Junction City.

Other Free State results from Olathe South:

• Michaela Schenkel sophomore, first place, congressional debate — novice House 2.

• Solomon Cottrell, junior, fourth place, foreign extemporaneous speaking.

• Sam Hay, sophomore, fourth place, prose.

• Katie Conard, senior, fourth place, congressional debate — Senate.

• Grace Phillips, senior, fourth place, impromptu speaking.

• Sophie Westbrooke, sophomore, fifth place congressional debate — novice House 1.

• Judson King, sophomore, fifth place, congressional debate — House 1.

• Yang Yang Li, junior, sixth place, Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Lawrence High School — De Soto results:

• Kaitlyn Preut, freshman, third place, foreign extemporaneous speaking.

• Eric Martinez, junior, fifth place, foreign extemporaneous speaking.

• Phoebe Clark, junior, sixth place, impromptu speaking.

• Bradlea Padgett, freshman, sixth place, domestic extemporaneous speaking.

Lawrence High School — Junction City results:

• Ellie Dunlap, sophomore, third place, Lincoln-Douglas debate.

• Vinnie Barker, junior, fourth place, congressional debate — novice.

• Charles Hopkins, senior, and Hanna Lee, sophomore, sixth place, public forum debate.

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