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HHS welcomes new forensics coach


            With the end of the first semester drawing near, the HHS Forensics team is looking towards their first meet with bated breath and scripts in hand. Leading the team in their acting endeavors will be new head coach Katie Miller, current elementary school art teacher and lifetime theater enthusiast.

            Miller is taking over the position from former head coach Patty Davis. She explains that  she was immediately drawn to the position.

            “When the opening came to pass, I knew I had to put my hat in the ring. I have loved directing theater in town, I loved forensics in my youth, I love working with youth, there was really no downside should I get chosen.”

            Performing has long been a part of Miller’s life. Since the age of three, she’s been participating in activities such as dance. But once high school hit, she found a new passion. She began acting in HHS productions, but found she was dismayed at the lack of other youth acting opportunities.

“There were not a lot of opportunities in our area for youth to act, which is why it was so important to me to become involved with all aspects of the Hiawatha Arts and Theater Society (HAATS), which didn’t yet exist when I was growing up in Hiawatha.”

Along with acting in full HHS productions, Miller was also a dedicated Forensics member, and looks forward to the opportunity to coach this school year.

            “I believe theater offers a great opportunity for individuals of all ages, allowing for creativity in several different areas,” said Miller.

            The forensics season at HHS is set to begin in January.