Middle School Forensics Takes 3rd at State

University School’s Middle School forensics team participated in the state meet held on Saturday, April 5 at West Bend High School. The team competed against 90 other schools and amongst 1,492 middle school students, and came home with an impressive 3rd place finish in USM’s division. “We’re so proud of all of these performers,” said Ashley Nesbit, 6th grade math teacher and Middle School forensics coach. “We took almost our whole team to state and everyone performed well. Many thanks to all who helped make this a fantastic season!”

Performers who placed:
Quinn Hammerlund ’23: 3rd Place in Prose
Alyssa Howe ’24: 3rd Place in Farrago
Einthiri Mudili ’23: 2nd Place in Non-Original Oratory

Participating students:
Elom Adjanor ’25: Storytelling
Zion Aiken-Velez ’23*: Serious Solo
Sophia Amplo ’23*: Humorous Solo
Alexandra Berryman ’23*: Serious Solo
Quinn Hammerlund ’23*: Prose
Alyssa Howe ’23*: Farrago
Emma Howe ’24: Prose
Mairin Jarvis-Castellano ’25: Persuasive Speech
Einthiri Mudili ’23*: Non-original Oratory
Srikar Mudili ’24: Persuasive Speech
Lizzy Thurow ’25: Storytelling
Tatiana Marich ’25/Tommaso Pantalei ’25/Beckett Stratton ’25/Sophia Torinus ’25: Group Improv

*Performers who placed in the top third of their categories.
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