Academic feats should be lauded
Hail to the Chieftains.
The Tonganoxie High School forensics squad brought home a Class 4A state title May 3 from Washburn Rural High School in Topeka.
The win is the third in THS school history. It goes nicely with the 11 state titles in debate. Oh, and by the way, THS brought home a state title in debate this year as well, making it the only school in Kansas to accomplish the feat, which is a rarity, according to coach Steve Harrell. However, it's an accomplishment Tonganoxie has achieved before, one more reason the debate and forensics teams deserve big rounds of applause.
The music department is making noise - perhaps sweet music would be more applicable - as well. THS band and chorus members achieved the coveted "I" rating in several categories at state events in April.
State championships and achievements are more publicized in the sports world, but we think it's also important to recognize students who are putting in plenty of hours in a field other than athletics.
So here's to you, forensics team members and THS musicians.
Congratulations on jobs well done.