Paducah Tilghman’s Speech and Forensic Senior team captain, Victoria Potter, won the Championship in Original Oratory at the Tournament of Champions, held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Danville High School and followed her win by coming in 2nd in Impromptu Speaking and 6th in Extemporaneous Speaking.
Eleventh graders Alexis Ash and Yasmine Martinez picked up the 4th place finish in Duo Interpretation.
Tilghman had 27 students performing in the competition and the depth paid off with nineteen different team members putting points on the board. It was this depth that allowed Tilghman to defeat 24 of of the 29 teams competing. All twenty-eight Tilghman competitors earned National Forensic League points toward degrees of achievement.
Non-advancing competitiors who earned a first place in preliminaries was Meg Hancock, Will Hancock and Daly Spicer.
The other Tilghman performers contributing points toward the over-all finish was: Andi Boyd, Erin Burba, Lily Burba, Alexandra Goreing, Reed Harriman, Jacob Holtgrewe, Jonah Lampley, Carter Noneman, Cade Perfili, Trisha Stinson, Matthew VanHoose, Cason Walden, and Savanna Whelan.
Also performing for the Tilghman team: Hasaan Ali, Cassie Arboleda, Abigale Byers, Bobby Caldwell, Natasha Kendrick, Sabel Overlin, Lucas Reed, Palmer Stroup, and Kathryn Winfield.