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Prince Edward Forensics Team wins championship

The Prince Edward County High School Forensics Team won the Quad Rivers Conference 34 championship at Goochland High School on Feb. 8, capturing six first-place medals out of a total of ten events. “We had a smaller team this year, and it’s hard to win a championship if you don’t have someone in every event,” said Coach Debbie Rush. “However, we managed to snag the trophy by getting so many first place finishes.” The Eagles edged out the larger Goochland team, which finished in second place.  There were five teams at the tournament, representing five of the Quad Rivers schools. PECHS will move on to the VHSL 2A East regionals at R.E. Lee High School in Staunton on Feb. 25. Pictured are, from left, Matthew Russell (first place, prose), Grace Rust (first place, extemporaneous speaking), Kait Hosmer (extemporaneous speaking), Haleema Muhamad (impromptu speaking), Nadia Lee (first place, serious dramatic Interpretation), Brianna Edwards and Brianna Giuriceo (first place, Serious Dramatic Duo), Rush, Ellis Jones (first place, poetry) and Malaysia Jones (first place, storytelling).