After two years of being shut down because of funding issues, forensics is back and available for students at Skyline High School.

The forensics team has been to three meets so far this year and have had 13 students compete in the meets. They have not won any of the meets as a team, but they have had individuals place at every meet.

"They're doing very well for a mostly new and inexperienced team," forensics coach Marla Stark said.

The team participates in all categories at the meets, but particularly excels in the Improvisational Duet Acting and the Poetry categories.

Junior Ascha Lee has participated in forensics for two years. Her freshman year funding was cut so the team did not go to all the meets.

"I really enjoy forensics," Lee said. "It gives me a chance to be different and it's a select group of people."

Stark has been the forensics coach since 2005.

"Mrs. Stark is a good forensics coach," Lee said. "She is really creative and fun to be around."

Stark said one of the main things they are trying to focus on is just building back and making up for lost time after not having Forensics for two years.

Lee participates in Serious Solo Acting and IDA with junior Brooke Fisher. Lee and Fisher have qualified for state competition, scheduled for May 4. Besides state, the last meet for the team is the league meet on April 2.

Taylor Amerine is a senior at Skyline School.