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March 11th, 2009
San Marcos students fare well at state forensics competition

SUBMITTED PHOTO by IRIS CAMPBELL

Pictured front to back, left to right, San Marcos students Irene Morse, Henry Finch, Brooke Morgan, Kelley Mathis and Kristine Staggs participated in the National Forensics Association’s state competition in Austin last weekend.

STAFF REPORT

Five San Marcos High School students made their mark at the Texas Forensics Association’s state championship competition last weekend in Austin.

  • Senior Brooke Morgan, competing in dramatic interpretation, was one of three recipients of the association’s Outstanding Senior Scholarship.
  • Junior Henry Finch advanced to the semifinals in extemporaneous speaking, placing him in the top 20 in that event.
  • Junior Irene Morse reached the quarterfinals in extemporaneous speaking, placing her in the top 50 in that event.
  • Junior Kelley Mathis reached the semifinals in impromptu speaking, placing her in the top 12 in that event.

The competition is a run-up to the University Interscholastic League’s district competition this month, followed by the National Forensics League’s district competition in April.

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