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Competing in a field of nine  schools, the varsity members of the Perkins County High School  competitive speech team compiled 138 points to secure first place team honors at the C2-6 District Speech Contest held on Monday, March 8 at PCHS. 

Students from Chase County, Dundy County-Stratton, Garden County, Hemingford, Maxwell, North Platte St. Pat’s, Perkins County, Southwest, and Sutherland participated for a trip to the state tournament. 

After a preliminary round of competition, the six highest qualifiers entered a final round of competition which advanced the top three speakers to the state meet to be held in Kearney on Friday, March 19.

Seventeen events from PCHS made it into finals, with 10 events qualifying for state.

Informative–Kristin Beck 2nd, Elisa Carlson 4th

Persuasive–Tori Osler 3rd, Michi Prante 7th

Entertainment–Elliot Carlson 5th, Cole Whalen 6th

Extemporaneous–Amara Meyer 1st, Tori Osler 2nd

Poetry–Calla Mailand 1st, Kalyn Hanson 3rd

Humorous Prose–Ashley Kemling 4th, Lacey Jensen 6th

Serious Prose–Calla Mailand 1st, Ashley Kemling 3rd

Duet Acting–Erik Hagan and MacKenzie Hite 1st, Lacey Jensen

and Rachel Patrick 5th

Oral Interpretation of Drama–Erik Hagan, Jeremy Hagan, Kye Kurkowski, Josh Sexson and Nick Turner 1st; Elisa Carlson, MacKenzie Hite, Amara Meyer, Brooke

Poppe, and Michael York 4th.

District runner-up was Maxwell with 118 points.

Information concerning the State Speech Meet can be accessed at on the Web.