Paducah Middle Speech Team Wins Region Runner-Up
The Paducah Middle School speech team took top honors in four categories at the regional tournament on February 9 at Murray State University. The team qualified 13 students for the state tournament and finished second in the overall competition.
Regional champions were Ella Bailey/Claire Kelly in Improvisational Duo, Claire Kelly/Caroline Meiners in Duo Acting, Michael-Ellen Walden in Interpretation of Literature, and Maddie Ybarzabal in Solo Acting. Regional runners-up were Claire Kelly in Storytelling and Jamie Black/Maddie Ybarzabal in Improvisational Duo.
All champions and runners up will compete at the state competition at the University of Kentucky in March. Other team members who qualified to advance to state are Nina Brown, Darlena Cook, Hunter Grubbs, Amiya Jones, Corvina Thomas, Yesmina Townsley, and Alexandra Wisner.