BEHS Forensics Hosts Simultaneous Tournaments

March 26, 2014

Brookfield East H. S. (BEHS) was a hive of speech activity over the weekend as it played host to simultaneous forensics tournaments. The BEHS team held its annual Brookfield East Spartan Invitational. In addition, the 2014 Milwaukee Catholic Forensics League (MCFL) Speech Qualifier was taking place at the same location. There were 260 competitors representing 26 schools in the BEHS event organized by head coach, Katie McClellan and 160 competitors representing over 20 schools for the MCFL event organized by debate team head coach, Steve Sexton. The top competitors in the MCFL event were competing for qualifying spots for the NCFL Grand National Tournament which will take place in Chicago May 23-25 2014.

Coach McClellan summed up her feelings in this email message:

”You [the team] all made me so very proud yesterday! Thank you to all who volunteered their time and energy into making the dual home tournament a success! Thank you all for performing amazingly well! Thank you for being so kind and supportive! You ROCK!"

Below are the results from both tournaments:

Brookfield East Invitational
(Full results:

1st: Mihir Trivedi
3rd: Nithin Alexander
Finalist: Will Bartkowski
Finalist: Colin Gray- Hoehn

1st: Kristin Leong

Four Minute
1st: Suchir Bhatt
2nd: Ryan Wolff
Finalist: Abby Weisse

Group Interpretation
1st: Katie McKibbin & Katie Seim

Oral Interpretation
2nd: Sean Wei
Finalist: Joe Abolt

1st: Archit Baskaran

Play Acting
3rd: Bella Hyndiuk & Michelle Lazar
Finalist: Steven DeGarmo & Ethan Butt

Finalist: Emily Leong

1st: Georgie Wellnitz
3rd: Maggie Dentino

1st: Andrew Kluck
2nd: Andy Kalenak
Finalist: Zach Zandi
Finalist: Jonas Demuri-Siliunas

Special Occasion
1st: Alex Wang
2014 Milwaukee CFL Speech Qualifier
(Full results here:
Colin Gray-Hoehn

Dramatic Performance
Andrew Rusnak

Duo Interpretation
Kali Carrasco & George Black
Noah Haselow & Nihal Nurbhasha

Ashveer Singh
Oral Interpretation
Kali Carrasco

Oratorical Declamation
Lisa Browne

Original Oratory
Apoorva Selvaraj
Hannah Shepherd

Great job everyone and what a great end to the regular season.
Next tournament: 2014 State Forensics/Congress Tournament will be held at Ripon College on March 28-29.

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