Caney Valley Forensics


The Caney Valley High School Forensics Team has already kicked it into high gear this season. They had their opening weekend in Parsons for their Friday night congress on January 28th. Freshman Jaycee Sanders brought home a 6th place medal and Freshman Wyatt Tracy brought home a 3rd place medal. Senior Alex Nacin was Presiding Officer for their house. “Forensics is very fun and really rewarding when you know you get to go to state,” says Senior Tyler Vesey. On January 29th, in Neodesha, Senior Ashlynne Fontes took home 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking, Vesey brought home 2nd in Informative Speaking (which makes both of them state qualifying). Vesey also medaled 6th in Extemporaneous Speaking. Nacin and Tracy brought home 4th in Duet Acting and 4th in Improv Duet Acting. “It’s exciting when you join something and discover you’re good at it. I’m glad that our team is already doing so well this season,” says Fontes. On February 19th, in Coffeyville, Nacin and Tracy won 2nd place with their Duo Acting making them state qualifiers. They also brought home 3rd in Improv Duet Acting. Fontes worked very hard and brought home 6th in US Extemporaneous Speaking. “I think it’s cool that our team is going to get to compete at State in May and I hope we continue to do well,” says Tracy. On March 26th, in Independence, Fontes took 4th in US Extemporaneous Speaking, Nacin and Tracy took 4th in IDA and 3rd in Duo. Tracy also earned 3rd in Congressional Debate in Cherryvale the night before. “As a coach when you take the smallest squad and walk out with multiple medals it’s a great day,” says Coach Liz Burch.