They always say time is of the essence. Well it is in most cases this year… Last year I did a category called Program Oral interpretation and it was life changing.This year we are adding a new category and here is the news:
POI WILL BE AT NFA!!!
I am so happy to announce that my proposal to add POI to NFA’s list of events was approved this morning.
This would not have been possible without Megan’s undying support for me and this proposal. Seriously, she is the best.
Thank you to all the schools who voted, I am so excited every school going to NFA will have another event to spread awareness and advocate with. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful performances that come from this!❤️
OH MY GOSH!!
Y’all I love my team but school has been kicking my butt. Like the struggle has been real. This season has been great and being that it is my last year I wanted to make sure I was able to got to as my tournaments as possible. Being that I won’t be able to do this again as a competitor a break is much needed at this point.
So, at the last tournament our Coach gave us homework. Which is like omg for real? Like you already know I got like a gang of homework why give us more? But, really it’s not that big of a deal. We only have to record ourselves doing our pieces and post it to youtube so, we can get coaching over the break. More to come!
Okay, so mind you that I’ve only been on a plane one other time before this trip but the experience was just as amazing. I’ve also never been on the west coast, touched an ocean and seen palm trees in person. The thing that killed me though was when we started something the weather was like high 60’s and they were wearing winter coats. Like, I don’t understand whatsoever. But, the good thing about about the trip was we had basically a whole day to settle in and then go the whole day. In general the whole day was great, we won as a whole team and took away some tournament champions. Nothing out of the ordinary happened and they had snacks for us before awards and let me tell you….it was life changing.
My Forensics Career stared back in high school and I was an interpreter then and I still am now. There was one time that a did a four minute and it was a good one too! It was on how pinterest was created, when it started and how it has changed crafting and online scrap booking. It was a great speech however, I was just too nervous and it just didn’t do well. Now, as a college student there has been so much growth I can now look back at that event and laugh instead of crying. I’m still trying some speeches without a black book but, I will always have the black book.
So, this tournament we are at this weekend is Norton! It’s basically like the fall version of Nationals and it super competitive. The good news is because I made efforts to talk to people I didn’t know last year, I know waaaayyyy mmoooree people this weekend. I mean teams come from all over the place so, this one is a pretty big deal. Note: I also haven’t had a performance yet at this weekend mine is the last one of tonight and tomorrow morning so, I ‘m sitting twiddling my thumbs and drinking caffeine. 3 cups to be exact and that is not a good thing. It’s actually put me more on edge. Pro-tip…….NEVER DO THAT AGAIN. So, socialize, drink caffeine and stay awake so far so good but, I need a nap.
Here is a picture of a person smiling.
All in all it was a good weekend. We ate at Macs and it wasn’t bad even through the Doctor says I have the Lactose. Face masks are always a must simply because, it’s like my mini vacation. Plus it helps me de-stress from the week or at least my face. So, I also do one of those for at least one of the days. During the tournament I try not to be on my phone just because I try to make a new friend or at least compliment. I was introduced to this lovely girl named Alyssa. I watched her in her duo round ans then she happened to be in my dramatic interpretation round and it was great to get introduced to her. I explained her the whole media pitch and she loved it. Second tournament in the bag!
I forgot how badly my feet hurt during and after tournaments. Not to mention when its multiple days of performance. Normally, I keep my heels on the whole day because, I just want to be ready to go. However, there is pros and cons with this. Although it does help you in performance but, the after effects are not great, Swollen feet and issues with my back because frankly I’m an old lady. That being said, I love wearing heels, it’s truly my favorite. They say “Pain is Beauty” but who says being pretty has to hurt, questions for a different point of time. Until next time!
So, thanks for baring with me this last few weeks have been crazy. We went to Mankato, Minnesota. Talk about having a long time to travel. The trip took us five hours to get there and back. The good thing is we all like one another on the team and I tell you that really makes the difference. Sometimes, when teammates spend a lot of time together they can get kind of crabby. And, through the whole entire trip we’ve slept, ate, cried in the cold and went shopping! (Not something we usually do but…) Last year we had a girls trip and the travel was fine but we did not do well as competitors. This time we took 3rd overall as a team. Here is the recap from our head coach Jim Disrude:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Forensics team took third-place out of twenty teams at the Vocal Viking, Oct. 27th-28th in Mankato, Minnesota. The team earned eight individual awards as part of the team’s highest ever finish at the Bethany Lutheran tournament. It was also the largest field in the history of the Vocal Viking tournament.
Seniors Beekah Madia and Le Racha Simon each won two awards. Madia took 3rd-place in Prose and 6th-place in Program of Oral Interp. Simon was the tournament runner-up in Dramatic Interp and also 5th-place in Poetry. Complete results are listed below.
Next up, the team travels to the Norton Tournament next weekend at Bradley University. Then the following weekend, the team will split efforts sending separate squads to UW-Madison and San Diego.
- Drama: Le Racha Simon 2nd, Izzy Senglaub 5th
- POI: Beekah Madia 6th
- Informative: Alexis Zello 5th
- Comm Analysis: Starr Lee 5th
- Poetry: Emily Leong 3rd, Le Racha Simon 5th
- Prose: Beekah Madia 3rd
- Team: 3rd
All is all it was a good trip and we did really well! More to come soon!
PC: Joshua Kitzke
Okay, so I’ve wanted to do a photo shoot since the beginning of the year and it just really never worked out. BUT, Monday was the day friends and it was super quick. The light was just right and I got some great photos out of it. I edited one of them just to play with the colors and I think I did a pretty good job. Since then I showed my teammates and we’re all going to do a Senior Forensics shoot and I’m can’t wait. Since last year I just wanted a really cool picture like this and we took some at NFA and they were FIRE. So, I figured I could have a few pictures and slay my entire resistance too!