Speech Team Members Compete at State Tournament
Earning top scores in preliminary rounds were Nina Brown (2nd in Dramatic Interpretation), John Holtgrewe (1st in Extemporaneous Speaking with a perfect score of 100), Jack Daniels (2nd in Impromptu Speaking), Meg Hancock (2nd in Original Oratory), Daniels and Hancock (2nd in Improvisational Duo), Kathryn Winfield (1st in Poetry with a perfect score of 100), and Grace Raber (2nd in Poetry).
Members advancing in national degrees of merit include John Holtgrewe and Addie Rogers. Holtgrewe earned his fourth merit degree and now ranks at a degree of Distinction. Rogers earned her second national degree, ranking at Honor status.
The Speech and Debate Team closes out its season with a 10th place ranking in the state and seven members on the prestigious All State Team. Meg Hancock (13th overall in state), Micheal Hassel (14), Michael-Ellen Walden (50), Jack Daniels (82), Palmer Stroup (104), Claire Kelly (122), and Kathryn Winfield (129) are ranked among the top 150 speech competitors in the state.