McNeil students competing in district forensics event

McNeil Canyon Elementary students are heading to Tustumena Elementary in Kasilof to compete in the district forensics competition on Saturday at 10 a.m.

McNeil students will compete against others from throughout the peninsula, including Sterling, Soldotna, Seward and Nikiski, across nine categories. The event will feature solo performances of humorous and non-humorous poetry and prose, storytelling, and interpretive reading, as well as group performances of prose, poetry and interpretive reading.

Those attending the event as spectators are encouraged to arrive well before 10 a.m., said Tustumena Principal Douglas Hayman. Once the doors close at 10 a.m., no one will be permitted to enter in the interest of providing a distraction-free environment for the performers.