Paducah Middle Speech Team Places Three in Top 10 in State
In its first year, the Paducah Middle School Speech Team earned three top 10 spots at the Kentucky High School Speech League Junior State Championships at the University of Kentucky on March 31st.
7th grader MichaelEllen Walden captured 10th place in the state in Broadcast Announcing. 7th grader Claire Kelly took 8th place overall in Kentucky in Public Speaking. Kelly was backed up by 8th grade teammate Meg Hancock who took 9th place overall in Public Speaking.
In addition to those who finished in the top overall places, other team members earned points for the team by placing in the top 3 in one or more of the preliminary rounds. 7th grader Maddie Ybarzabal earned one 2nd place and one 3rd place in Prose. The Improvisational Duo Hancock & Ybarzabal earned one 1st place and one 2nd place.
Paducah Middle was one of 42 schools which advanced teams to the state tournament.