For the first time in its history at Dodge City High School, the DCHS forensics team will compete in the National Individual Event Tournament of Champions this weekend in Omaha, Neb.

The six students who will make history for DCHS are senior Lorenz Looney, juniors Kylee Smith and Arden Ingram, and sophomores Olivia Ramos, Halle Robinson and Alicia Santos.

"Just seeing performances from all over the country will be a fantastic learning experience for our team," said DCHS forensics coach Johnny Dunlap. "No matter how well they do or not, it’s going to an incredible experience.

"We’re excited to represent Dodge City at our first national tournament. We’re just getting started."

According to Dunlap, the tournament will consist of state champions and previous nationals competitors and students who had at least three top-three finishes in tournaments this year.

"The team will compete against 875 students comprising 217 teams from more than 30 states for the title of national champion," Dunlap said.

 

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