Little Wound Prepares For Forensics League National Qualifying
KYLE—Last month Little Wound students presented a one act play in regional competition, now students are preparing for the national qualifier for the Forensics League February 23, 24 and 25 in Cheyenne, Wyo.
“This is our first time participating in the Forensics League competition, they’ll be about 30 participants in each category, the top two or three qualify for Nationals in Birmingham, Ala. in June,” said Dan Snethen, an instructor at Little a Wound and oral interp coach. “If you qualify for nationals, you could win a $4,000 scholarship.”
Life’s Lone Tree and Christopher Cuny are entered in the Humorous and Duet competitions while Gabriel Pulliam-Sanchez is entered into Dramatic Interpretation and Program of Interpretation; this is my Forensics team, added Snethen.
Pulliam-Sanchez, and Lone Tree participated in the Regional One Act Play competition in Belle Fourche on Jan. 26. The play “Deliver me not! (Or, birth, where is thy sting?)” was performed four times at Little Wound High School.
Little Wound was one of five schools entered into the zone Act Play competition at the regional, they joined St. Thomas More, Hill City, Spearfish and Lead- Deadwood. Hill City and Spearfish were the top two that qualified for a State.
“This play was a challenge for our students, the vocabulary alone took some preparation, I believe in challenging and pushing our students,” added Snethen. “The play is an existential discussion of three fetuses in the womb talking about life outside, one is already a smoker, one is a drinker and one is trying to follow a good path.”
We just mailed out Gabriel’s Poetry Out Loud video, the state chooses 7-9 videos and brings the students into Sioux Falls for the state competition, the top two qualify for Nationals in Washington DC, Gabriel qualified for the state competition but took third and didn’t make it to nationals, stated Snethen.
Once again, we had students participate in the Rising Star of the West competition, usually we have one or two students selected but no one made it this year, Sage Red Feather, Rosie Little White Man, Antonia Marufo and Sarge Denny all participated, added Snethen.