The Pulaski High School forensics team took a trip down to Madison on April 21 for the state competition.
The team doubled in size this season from the previous year, and all qualified for the state completion, with 14 of the 15 attending.
One judge and a room full of other forensics members from across the state shared their literary talents to receive scores that would earn them medals.
PHS left Madison with seven golds, six silvers and one bronze through the categories of Group Interpretation, Moment in History, Oratory, Play Acting, Poetry, Prose and Serious Solo Acting. The success of the group’s performance at state results from the assistance of coach Tricia Yarbro and assistant coach Martin Krause, who help the students improve themselves based on critiques from previous competitions.
This was the last performance for graduating seniors Jeffery Ai, Mikayla Berg, Christian Gehri, Natalie Nickerson and Kennette Tottes Serrano.
No matter if this was their final forensics experience or not, memories were made for all team members on this trip.
Frances Schaetz, a junior forensics member, said, “I enjoyed spending time with the entire team and making memories together during our last competition this season.”
Yarbro, speaking on behalf of herself and Krause, said, “We hope the team will continue to grow and succeed as they have over the last few years. We are extremely proud of the team's end accomplishments. We had a well rounded team that really proved themselves at state.”