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Paducah Middle Students Reach Semi-Finals at State Speech Tournament
Four Paducah Middle School eighth graders reached the semi-final round of the state speech tournament held on the campus of the University of Kentucky on March 28-29, 2014. Semi-finalists were Ella Bailey in solo acting, Ella Bailey/Jamie Black in improvisational duo, Marco Garcia in impromptu speaking, and Alexandra Wisner in prose.
Paducah Middle Speech Team Qualifies Eight for State Tournament
The Paducah Middle School speech team took top honors in three individual categories at the Murray Regional Speech Tournament on Saturday, February 1 at Murray State University. The team also qualified eight members for the state tournament and finished second in the overall team competition.
Paducah Middle Speech Places Fifth at Tiger Town Invitational
The Paducah Middle School speech team opened their season with a fifth place finish at the Tiger Town Invitational, held at Murray State University on Saturday, November 9.
Speech Team Organizational Meeting August 22
The speech team will have an organizational meeting on Thursday, August 22 in the library from 2:30-3:30. Speech team is open to anyone who is interested in competing in events such as public speaking, broadcasting, acting, and storytelling. Students and parents are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the team. If you are interested in speech team but can’t attend the meeting, please contact coach Robin Kelly at
Paducah Middle Earns Honors at Kentucky State Speech Tournaments
Michael-Ellen Walden, of Paducah Middle School, won the Kentucky State Middle School Speech Championship in Interpretation of Literature. In only their second year of existence, the Paducah Middle School team placed eighth overall out of 38 schools.
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.
Paducah Middle Speech Qualifies Seven for State at Junior Hilltopper Tournament
The Paducah Middle School speech team turned in a strong performance at the Junior Hilltopper tournament at Western Kentucky University on December 1. Maddie Ybarzabal placed first in Solo Acting, Michael Ellen Walden placed second in Interpretation of Literature, Claire Kelly and Caroline Meiners placed second in Duo Acting, Chloe Bilak and Grace Denton placed fifth in Duo Acting, and Will Denton placed fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking. Ybarzabal, Walden, Kelly/Meiners, and Bilak/Denton all qualified to compete in the State Tournament in March.
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.
Kelly Wins 4-H Regional Speech Contest
Paducah Middle School Speech Team member Claire Kelly, 7th grade, took top honors at the Purchase Area 4-H Communications Day contest on March 13th.
Kelly, Hancock take top honors at McCracken County 4H Speech Contest
Paducah Middle School speech team members Claire Kelly, 7th grade, and Meg Hancock, 8th grade, earned top honors at the McCracken County 4 H Speech Contest on February 20th at St. Mary High School. Kelly captured first place for her original oratory "Mumbushi's Story" and Hancock took runner up for "Meg Hancock - Narrator."
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