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Phorenziks Nite takes stage

Senior Jadess Taitano practices her performance for Phorenziks Nite. Photo by Cheyenne Anderson.
Marshfield forensics students will be performing their pieces at the second annual Phorensics Nite and silent auction. Friends, family and the community are invited to watch also.

On May 14, friends and family in the community will gather in the Marshfield cafeteria for the second annual Phorehnziks Nite and silent auction.

There are currently 28 students who participate in forensics. Ten students will be performing their pieces, a few of whom are performing at the event for the first time.

Freshman Rachel Simon will be performing her humorous interpretation (HI).

“I’ve stuck with my HI all year and I will perform it at Phorehnziks Nite,” Simon said.

Sophomore captain Nicole Cowan said she thinks her team will do well.

“My team is going to kick butt,” Cowan said.  “Last year was the first annual and we set the standards pretty high that night but I think we’re going to come back and pick it up and raise a lot of money.”

According to Cowan, her team is inexperienced but still manages to succeed.

“We have a really young team this year but they have done so incredibly well,” Cowan said.

To raise funds for the team, members have sought donations from various companies around town.

“We get donations through the community and we make baskets, and it’s like a silent auction, and we let someone else start the bidding as high or as low as they want,” Cowan said.

National qualifier junior Helena Platt, who has participated in forensics for three years, will be performing her national qualifying piece.

“Presumably I will be performing my HI at Phorehnziks Nite which is my national piece, also possibly my ADS [after dinner speaking] because I qualified for state with it,” Platt said.

According to Coach Kayla Crook, after dinner speaking is where students prepare speeches about a serious topic and they perform them in a satirical manner.

Senior Jadess Taitano will also be performing her national-qualifying DI [dramatic interpretation] at Phorehnziks Nite.

“I am going to be doing my DI piece. It’s the only piece I’ve really been doing all this year,” Taitano said.

New forensics team members for 2014-15 will also be introduced at the event, including eighth grader Marisela Casas, freshmen Matthew Hampton, Fatima Ruiz and Austyn Tavernier, and sophomore Jane Suppes.

Cowan said she is excited to see how this year’s Phorehnziks Nite turns out. The team raised a significant amount of money last year and is trying to raise more this year with a great turn-out.

“Come out and show your support at Phorehnziks Nite because we would really love to see our student body there and all donations are loved,” Cowan said.

Dinner will also be available at the event with a baked potato and nacho bar. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.

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