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State Champ? That’s Hilarious

Kolb takes first in Solo Acting Humorous forensics category

By Caitlin Marsch, Current Staff

The West Bend High Schools are home to three of the funniest students in the state of Wisconsin.

East junior Emily Kolb took first place in the category Solo Acting Humorous at the state forensics tournament held April 7 at the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater. Kolb was joined at the podium by West senior Anna Pitz and East junior Ian O’Day, who were also among the six finalists in the category. Continue reading

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Forensic Scientist: Sexton Begins 45th Season

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Hall of Fame coach has guided generations of local talent

By Justin Scherzer, Current Staff

Not many NFL coaches can claim a 45-year tenure, but there’s one living in West Bend.

Of course, the NFL in question is the National Forensics League, and the coach is Doris Sexton, who has served as a forensics and debate coach for East High School since 1971. Continue reading

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Forensics Superstar: Nathan Holcomb

Have you ever wondered what Forensics is all about? Forensics is a competition of Debate and Public Speaking. Events include:

Congressional Debate (Student US Congress)Nathan (2)

Cross-Examination Team Debate (Policy Debate)

Extemporaneous Speaking

Declamation (not in all leagues & for 9th-10th graders)

Interpretation (Dramatic, Humorous, Duo and Group)

Lincoln/Douglas Debate

Orignal Oratory

Public Forum Debate

We asked our Forensics Superstar Nathan Holcomb to tell us a bit about his experiences in his 4 years of being on the team. Continue reading

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