On Saturday, February 23, members of the Deer Lakes Forensics team competed in the State Qualifier tournament at Pine-Richland High School.
Alex Stoneburner, Adam Smoulder, Natalie Bick, Melanie Sipko and Arlind Karpuzi advanced to the finals in their respective events. Arlind placed sixth overall in Commentary, and Melanie placed fifth in Informative Speaking. Natalie placed fourth in Prose Interpretation, making her a runner-up alternate to States. Alex Stoneburner and Adam Smoulder placed second in Duo Interpretation, qualifying for a spot at the State Speech and Debate tournament. Alex and Adam will join three yet-to-be-determined Deer Lakes students at the State tournament at Susquehanna University on March 22 and 23.
Congratulations to Alex, Adam, Natalie, Melanie, Arlind and the entire DL Forensics team!