LHS forensics takes league title
Lansing High School's forensics team took first place Saturday at the Kaw Valley League tournament.
The Lions finished with 176 points. Tonganoxie followed with 170, and Basehor-Linwood took third with 135.
Senior Tanner Couvelha won in extemporaneous speaking for the second year in a row. Other LHS league champs are junior Jenna Fausett in prose interpretation; junior Sean Wooley, oration; and junior Brian Butler and sophomore Lauren Summers in duet acting. All of the Lions league champions qualified for the state tournament, as did seniors Jerrad Willis, poetry, and Elena Stephenson, serious solo acting.
At the Lions' tournament at Shawnee Mission West on Feb. 19, the team placed third due to a score miscalculation. The team would have placed first or second.