March 19, 2013
Danville High School forensics teams placed second at the Kentucky High School Speech League's state speech contest, and third at the state debate contest, March 13-15 at the University of Kentucky. Five DHS students came home as state champions in their respective events: Andrew McKinney in Congressional Debate, Sue Cook in Declamation, Jack Graham in Dramatic Interpretation, and the team of Sarabeth Marlowe and Kolton Winfield in Improvisational Duo. ...
February 14, 2013
Several Boyle County High School forensics team members qualified Feb. 9 the Bluegrass Regional Forensics Competition to compete at the state level. They include:¿ Mollie Lafavers in storytelling and dramatic interpretation Kaylee Johnson in dramatic interpretation Micayla Kelly and Sydney Johnson in prose Jacob Gadberry , Hayden Justice and Cassidy Wheeler in broadcast Other members who pre-qualified for state by “finaling” in past tournaments include: Cassidy Wheeler in broadcast Sanna Muhammad in declamation improvisational duo Jake Larson and J.T. Henderson .
February 12, 2013
Danville High School Forensics team won the 25-county Bluegrass Region Speech Tournament of the Kentucky High School Speech League Saturday - the team's fourth straight regional win. DHS won by a large margin, nearly doubling the team score of second place Lexington Dunbar. Henry Clay, Lafayette and East Jessamine rounded out the top five teams. Senior Sarabeth Marlowe and sophomore Laurel Payne, dual regional champions in events last year, added to their tallies at the 2013 meet.
March 26, 2012
LEXINGTON - Danville High School won the speech and debate state tournaments hosted by the Kentucky High School Speech League at the University of Kentucky March 22-24. The wins finish a sweep by DHS of the four state titles forensics teams in Kentucky can win, a feat matched only by the 2008 Danville team in the history of the contests. The Speaking Ads won the speech tournament with a 39-point cushion ahead of Boone County, 283 to 244 in combined scores. Rowan County, LaRue County, Lexington Dunbar, Kentucky Country Day, Harrison County, Central Hardin, Knott County Central and North Oldham fill out the rest of the top 10. In the debate tournament, Danville won for the first time with three of the top six placings in congressional debate and additional honors in public forum.
February 14, 2012
LEXINGTON - Danville High School took first place while Boyle County High School placed sixth in the Kentucky High School Speech League's Bluegrass Regional speech tournament held Saturday at Lexington's Lafayette High School. In the 35-county Bluegrass Region, Danville placed first by a wide margin, with Lexington Dunbar taking second, Lexington Lafayette landing third, Lexington Henry Clay earning fourth, Lexington Tates Creek getting fifth and Boyle County placing sixth in the team sweepstakes.
February 8, 2012
Whether interpreting literary classics or turning each other into felines, the East Jessamine High School forensics team has been producing success this year under a new coach. While forensics competitions typically include speech and debate, the East High team sticks to speech - something Asbury theater grad Janelle Gore hadn't encountered until she began coaching in the fall. “When I came into this, it was very new to me, and I had no idea what I was doing or what the rules were, what the events were,” she said.
February 6, 2012
ATLANTA - Danville High School had its best showing ever at the 57th Annual Barkley Forum for High Schools Jan. 27-29 at Emory University in Atlanta. Twelve of Danville's 16 entries advanced to the awards rounds in Speech events, the highest number for any school at the tournament, which featured competitors from 172 schools from 26 states and the District of Columbia competing in six speech and four debate contests through four preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds. Senior Drew Lane repeated at the champion in humorous interpretation after winning that contest's first key last year.
June 21, 2010
James Mohan from Danville High School won second place in International Extemporaneous Speaking at the 2010 National Forensics League National Tournament over the weekend in Kansas City, Mo. Mohan bested hundreds of other competitors to earn the chance to perform at the KCI Expo Center on Friday morning. He was recognized as a national finalist before a packed house on Friday evening during the national awards assembly. This is Mohan’s second national runner-up placing in three weeks, as he also placed second in the National Catholic Forensic League National tournament in Omaha Memorial Day weekend.
January 15, 2009
The Danville High School forensics team placed second Jan. 10 in a field of 25 teams at the largest speech tournament yet held in Kentucky this year, the Henry Clay Speak of the Devil. Nine students came home with trophies from the contest; Danville took first in four of the 12 events. Rowan County won the meet in its first matchup with Danville team-on-team since the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association last year, when Danville took the KESDA title for the first time in the tournament's history.