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.