The West Ottawa Story: High School Forensics Team

April 25, 2014 – We are fortunate in West Ottawa to have many high quality opportunities for our students, and the Forensics team is certainly a shining example. During spring break, this group performed for kids of all ages at The Herrick District Library. This was the feedback to WOHS Principal Todd Tulgetske:

Hi Todd,

I just wanted to send you a note of appreciation for letting your forensics team perform for many people here at the Herrick District Library on Saturday and today, Wednesday. Saturday our children’s team decided to have an “Elephant and Piggy” themed spring break and as part of that program the WO forensic team performed several “Piggy and Elephant” books in a reader’s theatre style. More than 300 people were here to experience that performance and while I was not here that day, I did hear about their performance through people in our community within an hour of the performance. That certainly shows the excitement and enthusiasm it generated.

Today we had a similar performance without anything else (no character visit) and the Forensics Coach, Patrick Foley, was concerned that only 10 people would show up for a forensics performance. The room was over capacity with more than 275 people enjoying the performance. And it was great. I watched the entire program and heard only positive comments as parents and children left the auditorium with big smiles on their faces. I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know what a pleasure it was to have your group here and encourage future collaborations with our library team. Thanks!

Diane Kooiker
Herrick District Library

Mr. Foley and our Forensics Team should take a well deserved bow for entertaining the young and young at heart.

Have a great Friday,

Greg Warsen
Assistant Superintendent of Employee Relations & Marketing