On Wednesday, May 1, Seward County Community College prepares to host its Second Annual Forensics Showcase, featuring four area high schools along with its own team. The Rapid Fit Health Showcase Theatre will play stage to nine of the area’s most talented and competitively-successful performers in the art of Forensics – a competitive form of Speech, Drama and Debate across the high school and collegiate scenes.

Last semester, SCCC saw its newly formed team compete in its first official tournaments, coming away with three trophies including a 1st place in the Drama category thanks to students Kai Howery and Adolfo Almaraz. Coach Justin Kieran is grateful for the hard work of his team, as well as the fierce backing from his school, “I am so incredibly proud that we could bring Seward home some trophies in our first season; to me it validates the chance they took on us when they let us form two years ago.

Since then, the team’s focus has shifted to creating an electrifying community Showcase. Aside from the championship duo, the event will feature state and national-level short performances back-to-back from Hugoton High School, Cimarron High School, and our very own Liberal Redskins. “This roster is going to feature some raucous laughs, some incredible gut-punch performances, and a chance for the greater Southwest Kansas community to come together to support local students and the arts.

The Showcase will start at 7:00 pm on Seward’s campus, with free entry at the door, and free refreshments available after the show in the Shank Humanities Building lobby.