Graves High forensics team fields eight students in 16 entries; moves on to Paducah Tilghman Saturday, Jan. 13
The Graves County High School forensics team traveled to Daviess County High School to compete in the team’s fourth tournament of the season Saturday, Jan. 6.
Graves High competitors accounted for two of the duo interpretation finalists, with Hattie Dunn and Devante Alexander placing fourth. Alexander said his favorite moment of the tournament was seeing the face of his performance partner, Hattie, when their names were among seven finalists. "I was happy," he said, "because we had spent hours on end practicing and it finally paid off."
Callie Riley and Carrie Cavitt placed fifth in the event, and the pair went on to place sixth in improvisational duo.
Naima Bhutta placed sixth in declamation. It was her first time competing in that event. "I was shocked to see my name posted for finals, but I was pleased with my performance,” she said. “I want to place again this weekend."
Zacharie Lamb placed sixth in extemporaneous speaking.
Coached by Aaron West and Marci Crouch, the team fielded eight students competing in 16 entries at Daviess County.
The next competition will be at Paducah Tilghman High School Saturday, Jan. 13.
Graves County High School forensics team members pose for a photo after their early January success in competition at Daviess County High School. Pictured, from left, are (front row) Carrie Cavitt, Callie Riley, Hattie Dunn, Naima Bhutta, (back row) Devante Alexander, Zacharie Lamb, and Michael Black.