KC Forensics shows strong at tournament

The Kishwaukee College Forensics Team started its strong season at the Moraine Valley Community College Tournament held at the Moraine Valley campus in Palos Hills on Oct. 12. 

“This was our first tournament of the year and it was a nice time,” Chase Budziak, director of forensics at Kishwaukee College, said in a news release. “After our success last season, it feels like there is a lot of pressure to perform. Accordingly, Micayla Skonie started the season off as the Tournament Champion of Prose interpretation. As our only returning member from last season, Micayla is a wonderful example and setting the pace for our new group of highly talented freshmen.”

The MVCC Tournament was open only to community colleges; later tournaments will include university teams. The Kishwaukee team took sixth place out of 18 teams competing.

Individual honors earned by the team were:

• Micayla Skonie – first place, Prose Interpretation; second place, Improvisational Scene; and fourth place, Impromptu Speaking

• Solana Contreras – fourth place, Improvisational Scene

• Tania Hernandez – seventh place Persuasive Speaking 

Members of the team who competed for Kishwaukee College were Kendal Baker of Shabbona; Solana Contreras of Rochelle; Tania Hernandez of DeKalb; Olivia Holloway-Racine of DeKalb; Sydney Klein of Oregon; Micayla Skonie of Malta; and Alexander Wragg of DeKalb.

The Kishwaukee College team is coached by Chase Budziak, director of forensics, and Kacy Abeln, assistant director of forensics.

For more information, contact Budziak at 815-825-2086, ext. 6057, or chase.budziak@kishwaukeecollege.edu.