SHS 4N6 Are State Champions

SHS Forensics Are 2A State Champions
Posted on 05/09/2019
KSHSAA State Championship trophy and Jester Awards for 2019.Congratulations to the SHS Forensics and Theatre students for their recent accomplishments.

The 2019 SHS Forensics team won the 2A State Championship last weekend in Wichita.  There were sixteen SHS students that competed in Wichita.  Seven of those students are medalists.  Overall, 12 of the 16 students that competed found themselves competing in the semi-finals or making the finals.  

"There were 41 teams competing and Sterling scored 305 points while the second place school, Smith Center, earned 273 and third place Plainville received 245 points" said Mrs. Dutton.   

The seven medalists included William W., first  in Extemporaneous Speaking, Aubrey A. and Bryce W. first in Duet Acting, Brett R. and Abby R. were second in Duet Acting, Alaina M. earned second in Oration, Max D. second in Informative, Jake P. placed third in Humorous Solo, and William W. took third in Impromptu speaking. 

In the Jester Awards, for Theatrical Performances, 38 schools competed along with SHS.  The Jesters combine all of the schools together regardless of their size.   It was Pittsburg's production of Aida and Sterling's performance of 1776 that earned the top recognition.   SHS received a total of fourteen nominations with seven being named winners.  Those seven winners were in Outstanding Lobby Display - Will D., Mrs. Kruse, and Company. The Outstanding Program Design went to Ariana M.  Josh C., brought home the award for Outstanding Lighting Design.  Outstanding Ensemble went to the Cast of 1776 while Mr. Comely was named Outstanding Musical Direction.  Mrs. Dutton was not left out.  She was named the Outstanding Overall Direction recipient. As mentioned earlier, the Outstanding Overall Production was collected by those involved in the 1776 performance. 

Congratulations to every student and staff member that participated in these events.