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Upper School forensics takes second in state

Greenhills seniors at Avondale High School

Greenhills seniors at Avondale High School

Oakland Community College hosted 66 high school forensic teams from around the state for the MIFA Individual Events Tournament at the end of April. After two days of intense competition with four preliminary and two elimination rounds, the Greenhills team finished second in the C/D division.  Finalists and semifinalists on the team were numerous. Congratulations to all! Among the highlights:

    • Lexie Streicher earned second in Broadcasting – only one rank point away from first.
    • Both multiples made it to the final round with The Wedding Singer ranking second and Mirror Mask coming in third.
    • Seniors Adam Buchmueller and Sushruta Shankar earned a third in Duo.
    • For the third year in a row, junior Miguel Ceballo Countryman placed in the final round, this year earning a fourth in Poetry.
    • For a second year, Ari Mistry made it to the finals in Prose, capturing fourth.
    • Junior Mubarak Hassan was once again a finalist in Impromptu, this year ranking fifth.

See other forensics results here

“These are terrific results,” said Interim Head of School David T. McDowell, adding a special nod to coaches and teachers Barb Ebeling, Caroline Huntoon, Gary Lehman, and Katie McBride,  as well as alum Tyler Hoff. “The dedication of all of you, not just this year but over many years, has created a tradition of excellence that serves the school, and above all our students, very well.”

Complete state tournament results:

MIFA Individual Events State Tournament
Oakland Community College

April 27 – 28, 2018

Second – C/D Division
Third – Class BCD

Finalists
2nd Lexie Streicher – Broadcasting
2nd The Wedding Singer: Multiple – Alexis Burke, Evan Fortson, Maya Joseph,
Robby Miner, Gigi Galasso, Chichi Ruwende
3rd Mirror Mask: Multiple – Will Ellsworth, Juliet Krajcik, Tatum Ruthenberg,
Nadia Shariff, Jane Vaillant, Finn Vendola
3rd Adam Buchmueller / Sushruta Shankar – Duo
3rd Augie Guo – Oratory
4th Miguel Ceballo Countryman – Poetry
4th Ari Mistry – Prose
5th Nina Farahanchi – Oratory
5th Mubarak Hassan – Impromptu

Semifinalists
Rachel Drogs – Informative
Leo Fried – Extemporaneous
Jack Mikhail – Sales
Ryan Perry – Storytelling
Nadia Shariff / Christy Suarez – Duo
Meghan Woerpel – Drama
Bharath Yalavarthi – Impromptu

Contributing to the Team Award
Yusuf Mian, Brady Noble, Stevie Snabes, and Annie Wang

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