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MS forensics students articulate success at state and school contests

MS Spring Forensics Team 2013

On April 27, 52 Greenhills middle schoolers participated in the MIFA Middle School Individual Events State Tournament at Wayne State University. Fourteen students finished as finalists, fifteen as semi-finalists.
As an introduction to our forensics program, on April 18 sixth-graders participated in a school speech contest, where they were evaluated by MIFA judges, competitors and coaches on their progress toward articulation, projection, vocal variety, and character creation, and rated as Star Performers, Excellent Performers, or Good Performers (listed below).

“Our middle school program is strong and only continues to grow in terms of quality and number of students,” says Greenhills Forensics Coach Barb Ebeling.

MIFA MS Individual Events State Tournament results:

Spring Forensics Team Finalists 2013Finalists
1st Anirudh Hirve, Maria LoCicero, Alexis Macklin, Maya Rodemer, Lucas Rubin, Aaron Sandhu – Multiple: Finding Nemo
1st Tema Cohen – Prose
1st Melanie Stewart – Prose
1st Josie Chey – Storytelling
1st Nina Farahanchi – Sales
2nd Marissa Chrissos / Ryan Perry – Duo
3rd Grace Lee – Prose
3rd Hailey Mandel – Informative
3rd Leo Fried – Impromptu 6
3rd Drake Rosenberg – Impromptu 6
4th Nikki Farahanchi – Sales
5th Justin Tseng – Informative
6th Libby Reeves and Rahul Kak – Duo
6th A.J. Pynnonen – Impromptu 6Semifinalists
Michaela Landman – Poetry
Madeline Parks – Oratory
Vivian Pearsall – Poetry
Meghna Tummala – Declamation
Jack Harris – Impromptu
Bess Markel – Drama
Erica McDonald – Sales
Charlotte Pratt – Drama
Zayd Mian – Extemporaneous
Jordan Jones, Langston Laramore-Josey, Matt Pumphrey, Richard Shi,
Alex Wu, Barath Yalavarthi – Multiple: The TempestCertificate of Excellence
Harry Bagenstos, Leila Bagenstos, Julia Bohm, Jean Cho, Grace Davis, Graham Dittmer, Matt Doll, Rachel Drogs, Evan Kanji, Benjamin Kovacs, Justin Pelofsky, Camryn Ovsek, Olivia Schulman, Phoebe Kim, Sushruta Shankar, Patrick Snabes, Ben Westphal, Michelle Zorrine

Greenhills School Speech Contest

School Speech Contest - Awards


Star Performance

Lila Rubin
Robby Miner
Miguel Ceballo-Countryman
Ayman Said
Excellent Performance
Luciana Rosaria
Nicky Andrews
Jackson Powers
Lawrence Bitzer
Harrison Li


Star Performance 
Ari Mistry and Maya Joseph
Riley Meeks and Leah Mandel

Excellent Performance 
Clara Wellman and Augie Guo
Mubarak Hussan and Kareem El-Tawil
Chris Cho and Jack DiMarzo

Saturday, April 24
Open to anyone ages 16 and up. Limited quantities available.
Greenhills is closed for mid-winter break and will return on Tuesday, Feb. 22.