Warrior Forensics wins 9th consecutive conference title

On Feb. 4, the Lakeside Lutheran High School forensics team participated in the Capitol Conference Tournament at Columbus High School where students competed against each other in 16 different speaking categories.  Of the 10 conference schools at the tournament, Lakeside Lutheran, coached by Steve Lauber, finished first with a total of 294 points, ahead of Lake Mills (232) and Belleville (165).  That win marks Lakeside’s 9th straight conference championship.

LL 4N6 2019 conf champs
The Lakeside Lutheran Forensics team, coached by Mr. Steve Lauber, recently won its ninth consecutive Capitol Conference championship at the meet held at Columbus February 4. Pictured in front row, L-R: Julia Hallman, Maddie Klug, Maddie Triebold, Sami Anderson, Annika Bilitz, Abbie Di Giovanni. Second row: Sophia Griffin, Kaylee Raymond, Jacob Horta, Megan Grambsch, Ella Butzine, Emma Statz, Megan Reinke, Ryann Burger, Bronte Perkins, Greta Pingel. Back Row: Kiara Wolfram, Chad Nolte, Matthea Lenz, Brendan McKenna, Matthew Gunst, Will Jorgenson, Doug Weittenhiller, Justin Learned. Missing: Max Thiele, Connor Dobson, Cannon Kerr

 The following students led the way in their individual categories for Lakeside Lutheran: Justin Learned, Watertown, placed first in Demonstration; Chad Nolte, Janesville, took a second in Farrago; Matthew Gunst, Juneau, placed second in Informative; Maddie Triebold, Oconomowoc, and Sami Anderson, Sun Prairie, placed first in Playacting, and Maddie Klug, Ixonia, and Sophie Griffin, Lodi, received a second.

Connor Dobson, Johnson Creek, placed first in Poetry; Kaylee Raymond, Sun Prairie, earned a first in Public Address; Will Jorgensen, McFarland, placed first in Radio Speaking; Cannon Kerr, Watertown, placed second in Radio Speaking; Abbie DiGiovanni, Jefferson, placed second in Solo Acting Humorous, and Annika Bilitz, Cottage Grove, received a second in Solo Acting Serious. Kiara Wolfram, Fort Atkinson placed first in Storytelling.

 On Feb. 18, sub-districts will be held at Deerfield High School, where the full team of 25 will begin competition to advance to the district meet and from there, to the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WFHSA) State Tournament at University of Wisconsin–Madison April 12.

Advertisements

Warrior Forensics 2nd at state meet

For the ninth year in a row, the Lakeside Lutheran High School Forensics team was awarded the Excellence in Speech Award for scoring in the top 5% among 341 participating high schools, placing second overall at the 123rd Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WHSFA) State Festival at UW-Madison April 20.

 

forensics-state2018-2
For the ninth straight year, the Lakeside Lutheran High School Forensics team was awarded the Excellence in Speech Award at the WHSFA Forensics State Championship on April 20. The team placed second among 341 schools participating. Pictured on the UW campus, front row, left-right: Maddie Triebold, Jenna Gaal, Abbie DiGiovanni, Annika Bilitz, Kaitlyn Gehler, Bronte Perkins, Emma Guld. 2nd row, L-R: Sophie Griffin, Maria Werre, Samantha Anderson, Morgan Thiele, Kayla Grundman, Emily Raymond, Emily Weber, Emma Hans, Megan Grambsch, Ryann Burger. 3rd row, L-R: Will Jorgensen, Brendan McKenna, Chad Nolte, Devon Perkins, Matthew Gunst, Coach Steve Lauber. Back row, L-R: Cannon Kerr, Max Thiele, Charlie Pingel, Isaiah Coleman, Connor Dobson. (Missing: Ashley McLain)

 

The UW-Madison campus hosted more than 4,300 students from across the state at this, the largest forensics festival in the state. “Students in our academic sport practice long hours to hone their skills and meet the expectations upon which they will be judged,” says WHSFA Executive Director Adam Jacobi. “These schools represent consistent performance across a variety of contest events at our festival, and should be lauded for their performance.” Competing with 340 other high schools this spring, Lakeside Lutheran returned home with 91 of a possible 100 team points to rank as one of the top two teams; Boscobel High School took first with 92 points.

At the State Festival, individual competitors receive a gold medal for a perfect score of 25, silver for a score of 23 or 24, a bronze for a score of 20-22 and a small bronze for lower scores. The whole team then receives points based on members’ individual scores, earning four points for each gold, three points for each silver, two points for each bronze and one point for each small bronze. After qualifying all 25 entries—the maximum allowable—through sub-district and district competitions, the Lakeside Lutheran competitors earned a total of 16 gold and nine silver medals at state. “Working with this dedicated group of students and seeing them progress as speakers has been very rewarding to see,” says Coach Steve Lauber.

The 16 gold medal entries include Sophia Griffin, Lodi (Solo Acting, Serious); Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo (Poetry); Isaiah Coleman, Watertown and Emma Guld, Lake Mills (Playacting); Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie (Solo Acting, Serious); Ashley McLain, Juneau (Special Occasion); Matthew Gunst, Hartford (Prose); Maria Werre, Sun Prairie (Storytelling); Devon Perkins, Madison (Moments in History); Emily Weber, Helenville (Farrago); Bronte Perkins, Madison (Solo Acting, Humorous); Abbie DiGiovanni, Fort Atkinson (Solo Acting, Humorous); Megan Grambsch, Columbus (Prose); Emma Hans, Jefferson (Farrago); Annika Bilitz, Cottage Grove (Prose); Chad Nolte, Janesville (Four-Minute); Ryann Burger, Lake Mills (Poetry).

Silver medals were awarded to Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie (Solo Acting, Serious); Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc, and Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie (Playacting); Kayla Grundman, Waterloo (Oratory); Max Thiele, Oconomowoc (Impromptu); Cannon Kerr, Watertown (Radio Speaking); Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc (Four-Minute); Will Jorgensen, McFarland (Radio Speaking); Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills (Demonstration); Connor Dobson, Johnson Creek (Prose).

For more information about the WHSFA, visit whsfa.org. For more information about Lakeside Lutheran High School, contact Principal Grasby at 920-648-2321 or visit the LLHS website at llhs.org.

Lakeside Lutheran Forensics earns top score at state

For the second time in three years, the Lakeside Lutheran High School Forensics team captured the highest score among 340 high schools at the 121st Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WHSFA) State Festival. This is the 7th consecutive Excellence in Speech Award awarded to Lakeside Lutheran for scoring in the top 5% among participating high schools.

LLHS 4N6 takes top score at state WHSFA festival
For the 2nd time in 3 years the Lakeside Lutheran High School Forensics team captured the WHSFA Forensics State Championship, tying perennial powerhouse, Darlington High School, with a an impressive total of 90 points each. Pictured on the UW campus, front row, left-right: Josiah Eaker, David Wilson, Emma Guld. 2nd row, L-R: Devon Perkins, Maddie Triebold, Kaitlyn Gehler, Audra Sonntag, Maddie McKenna, Rebecca Doering, Max Thiele. 3rd row, L-R: Emily Weber, Maria Werre, Kayla Grundman, Emma Hans, Mira Parker, Sophie Griffin, Emily Raymond, Jenna Gaal, Tina Kehl, Molly Lindloff. 4th row, L-R: Coach Steve Lauber, Caleb Raymond, Derek Gulrud, Josh Schoenfeld, Malachi Mortensen, Justin Learned, Justin Gaal. Back row, L-R: Charlie Pingel, Kyle Burger, Caleb Strutz.

The UW-Madison campus hosted 4,656 students from across the state at this, the largest forensics tournament in the state on April 15. “Students in our academic sport practice long hours to hone their skills and meet the expectations upon which they will be judged,” says WHSFA Executive Director Adam Jacobi. “These schools represent consistent performance across a variety of contest events at our festival, and should be lauded for their performance.” Competing against 339 other high schools this spring, Lakeside Lutheran returned home again as the highest scoring team in the state, along with perennial powerhouse, Darlington High School; each had total of 90 team points.

At the State Festival, individual competitors receive a gold medal for a perfect score of 25, silver for a score of 23 or 24, a bronze for a score of 20-22 and a small bronze for lower scores. The whole team then receives points based on members’ individual scores, earning four points for each gold, three points for each silver, two points for each bronze and one point for each small bronze.

After qualifying all 25 entries—the maximum allowable—through sub-district and district competitions, the Lakeside Lutheran competitors earned a total of 15 gold and 10 silver medals at state, resulting in the championship 90 points.

“Having the top score at the tournament two years ago was a thrill, but to win it a second time in three years is special, especially for some of our juniors and seniors who were on the first State Championship team” said Lakeside Lutheran forensics coach Steve Lauber. “God has blessed these young adults with not only a great work ethic but tremendous speaking skills.”

The 15 gold medal entries include Caleb Strutz, Verona (Extemporaneous); Becca Doering, Lake Mills (Solo Acting); Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc (Public Address);  Maria Werre, Sun Prairie (Storytelling); Emily Weber, Helenville (Storytelling); Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc (Storytelling); Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo and Derek Gulrud, Marshall (Playacting); Josh Schoenfeld, Lake Mills and Josiah Eaker, Watertown (Playacting); Caleb Raymond and Charlie Pingel, both Sun Prairie (Playacting); Devon Perkins, Madison (Moments in History); Audra Sonntag, Janesville (Prose); Emma Hans, Jefferson (Prose); Sophie Griffin, Lodi (Prose); Max Thiele, Oconomowoc (Demonstration); and David Wilson, Pardeeville (Radio Speaking).

Silver medals were awarded to Kyle Burger, Lake Mills (Solo Acting); Justin Learned, Watertown (Demonstration); Kayla Grundman, Waterloo (Special Occasion); Maddie McKenna, Lake Mills (Farrago); Malachi Mortensen, Beaver Dam (Moments in History); Mira Parker, DeForest (Poetry); Justin Gaal, Oconomowoc (Radio Speaking); Tina Kehl, Waterloo (Special Occasion); Molly Lindloff, Janesville (Prose); and Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie and Emma Guld, Lake Mills (Playacting).

For more information about the WHSFA, visit whsfa.org. For more information about Lakeside Lutheran High School, contact Principal Grasby at 920-648-2321 or visit the LLHS website at llhs.org.