Today our program, without question, was a candidate for being Number One for our Rotary club year. The topic was the Salem High Schools (SHS) Forensics Team. Number One is more than an appropriate description for their individual and team accomplishments over the last twelve years in the Virginia High School League Group 4A State Championship. Achievements for which a community our size would not be expected to attain at the state level.
Coach Mark Ingerson introduced Senior Captain Emma Studtmann and Senior Kyle Fauber. Forensic Team team members who were State Champions in Prose Interpretation and Storytelling, respectively. Their encore performances left no doubt as to the merits of why they beat the comprtition. It would be difficult for our members to recall ever having a more professionally presented and entertaining program. Hats off to the coaches and students of the SHS Forensics Team for their years of accomplishments.