SIS competes in final 2022-’23 Forensics tournament


On Feb. 3-4, SIS competed in the final KAIAC Forensics tournament for the 2022-’23 school year at GSIS. With medals awarded to individual winners and schools with the highest speaker points, competitors from SIS and other international schools were especially ambitious to perform well in this tournament. 

By the end of the tournament, SIS students showed great results from both Speech and Debate teams: the speech team had finalists in Prose, Poetry, Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Duo Acting, and Solo Acting, while the debate team broke finals for all three debate events.  

“I think we did okay overall,” Stella Chae (11), Forensics speech competitor, said. “The speech team tried really hard this tournament, and that is the most important part. For our overall school performance, I am pretty proud of our ranking.”

Only 2.5 points away from winning first, SIS ranked second overall among all international schools for the KAIAC finals tournament. 

“In the first tournament of the school year, we have all the momentum, but over time, people start losing motivation,” Henry Hatridge (11), Forensics debate competitor, said. “I think this is what ultimately stopped us from winning first in this final tournament.”

With successful individual wins and school placement, the final tournament marked a successful closure to the Forensics season for the 22-’23 school semester.