The Crossett High School forensics team brought back awards when it traveled to Searcy to compete against four other schools Feb. 23.
Twelve students took part in the competition. Anthony Caples, Daniel Johnson, Jade Gregorio, Karis Staley, Lynsy Foreman, Maddie Murphy, Trace Tucker, Madison Bullard, Julie Barnett, Ashlynn Ebarb, Sydney Watkins and Jaxon Davidson represented CHS at Searcy.
The forensics competitors from Crossett came away from the event with awards. They included:
• Anthony Caples and Jaxon Davidson, who made it to final round for Duo Improvisation.
• Junior Ashlynn Ebarb, who made it to the final round in Humorous Interpretation.
• Senior Sydney Watkins, who made it to the final round in Dramatic Interpretation and placed third. She is now eligible to compete at state April 4 and 5 at Beebe.
“I am really proud of all of my students,” Forensics teacher Kristin Morris said. “For most of them, it was their first tournament, so the fact that they all fought through nerves and fear to perform in front of students from other schools was a great success. It was fun to watch all of my kids come out of their shells and have fun this past weekend.”