Warriors of Wit

Midlothian High School Forensics- Speech Takes on VHSL 4A East Regionals

Photo by: Donna DeMatteo
Midlothian High School Forensics Speech Team State qualifiers and alternates move on to VHSL 4A States.

The Midlothian High School Varsity Forensics Speech team, in a well-fought linguistic battle, placed third at the VHSL Region 4A East Forensics Tournament, held on Saturday 25, 2017. Midlothian High School hosted the regional tournament and drew competition from high schools all over the state of Virginia. According to Forensics coach David Wilson, over the past couple years, “The competition in the 4A East Region has been increasing,” making the Midlothian Forensics Team rise to the occasion and, in turn, become better. The following warriors of wit placed and qualified for the VHSL State Forensics Tournament on March 25th at Clover Hill High School.

Please congratulate the following students for placing in their events. Those students placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd automatically move onto states, whereas those placing 4th place will serve as alternates.


1st Place

Mariha JunaidOriginal Oratory

Bethany CrispExtemporaneous Speaking

2nd Place

Michael DeMatteoImpromptu Speaking

Vincent Mangano Poetry Interpretation

Quentin PhillipsExtemporaneous Speaking

3rd Place

Mac Cartier – Impromptu Speaking

4th Place (alternate)

Justin Pollard Serious Duo Interpretation

Billie VanStory Serious Duo Interpretation