BACK TO BACK. The Valley Heights forensics team continues to dominate the Twin Valley League (TVL), placing first in 2017 and now in 2018. With nine teams competing, Valley Heights came out on top with 150 points and Centralia in second with 115 at the meet in Linn on April 5. New state qualifiers are Jackson O’Toole and Deandra Woodyard joining Alli Jones. Bryan Yungeberg, Skyler Saunders, Landon Woodyard, Hannah Musil, Rosa Blaske, Konner Treff, Haylee Whitson, and Sam Hardin. “We are looking forward to seeing some serious competition and proving that we can compete with bigger teams at state,” says Konner Treff, junior, who has qualified in Prose.
Since this was the last regular season meet for the Mustangs, they are using this time between now and state to work their pieces and add new elements to make them near-perfect. “This time now is crucial because you can either stop working your piece and decline, which will show, or you can work and get feedback and walk into state with a great piece,” says forensics coach, Lynette Steele-Coon. The “forensicators” look forward to showing off their pieces on May 3 at Forensics Night which the public is welcome to. The next day, the team will leave for Wichita to compete at Bishop-Carroll High School.