Iola High Schools forensics team took home 10th among all Class 4A schools Saturday at the State Speech and Drama Championships, hosted by Washburn Rural High School in Topeka. At right, Karly McGuffin, center, took home second in Oral Interpretation of Prose, while Allie Fager, left, and Lexie Vega, right, teamed to take third in Improvised Duet Acting. Jiejie Burleson finished eighth in Serious Solo Acting. Emma Weseloh finished 13th in Oral Interpretation of Prose and 14th in Oral Interpretation of Poetry. Above, team members, under the direction of Regina Chriestenson, are, front row from left, McGuffin, Parker Smith, Vega, Burleson, Fager, Sadrie Overall, Gaby Lampe, Weseloh and Haley Carlin; second row, Zach Cokely, River Hess, Isabella Duke, Isaiah Wicoff and Nora Gostner. Not pictured is Lauren McDermeit. COURTESY PHOTO
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