King William High School brought home the trophy as Conference 33 Champions once again. While VHSL Forensics competition does not begin until February of the school year, competitors begin practicing as early as October. Choice of material is crucial as well as long hours rehearsing and refining interpretive movement and overall interpretation of pieces.
There are ten categories in which to compete and schools can send a maximum of seventeen competitors. This year we had Bray Pitts in Extemporaneous, Garrison Rouse in Impromptu, Logan Mohr and Jazz Booker in Poetry, Kendra Ellis and Emani Johnson in Prose, Matthew Williams and Rachel Groover in Humorous Duo, Safia Nizami and Ronnie Pannell in Serious Duo, Jennie Dinh in Humorous Interpretation, Winter Haigler in Serious Interpretation, Tyler Wright in Storytelling, and Sydney Ayscue in Original Oratory.
Eight competitors moved forward to Regionals where King William placed third. We were fortunate to have five competitors for States. With the three finalists, Bray Pitts (top six in the state), Tyler Wright (top six in the state) and Kendra Ellis, we approached States to battle out amongst the six best in each category. Kendra Ellis placed first in the State for Prose. We congratulate this team for their success and for being so very supportive of their fellow team mates.