Northland Lutheran High School's Forensics Team named State Champs. for 2nd Year in a Row

One local high school forensics team is proud to call themselves state champions for a second year in a row. Students from Northland Lutheran High School are honored say they won the title, but that's not the only thing they're proud of.

The group has also earned the title of the smallest team to ever win the state championship. With one-third of the entire school on the team, they managed to beat 351 other groups much larger than their own.

Nate Lauber, the forensics coach and English teacher, said, "We're that small little school of only 25 going up against every body in the state, and to be able to win this award and do it a couple years in a row is a very exciting thing."

Meanwhile, one student in particular has managed to get a perfect score every single year she's competed, which isn't an easy thing to do.

"The perfect score is when you get a 25", said Laura Weiland, a senior, "You get 25 possible points when you're at state and since I was a freshmen I've gotten a 25...I'm very very proud of that."

Weiland says she's always loved being in front of a crowd and being a part of the forensics team allowed her to do that and express her individuality. She says next year she would love to join a team in college and compete on a national level.

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