Perkins County High School speakers hosted their home invitational meet on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The contest followed a traditional two-round preliminary, one-round final scope of competition and was attended by students from 17 area schools including South Platte, Arthur, Wallace, Wauneta-Palisade, St. Pat’s, Paxton, Creek Valley, Hayes Center, Ogallala, Maxwell, Garden County, Julesburg, Stapleton, Sutherland, Eustis-Farnam and Hershey.
Competitors, events, and finals placings were as follows: Informative: Allison Kiolbasa– first, Amanda Osler–Top Novice; Persuasive: Tayler Walter–second, Callie Meyer, fourth; Entertainment: Sammy Snogren–fourth, Allison Kiolbasa–fifth; Poetry: Lexi Schmidt-second, Lila Konecky–fourth, Shane Ourada; Humorous Prose: Lexi Schmidt–second, Brady Mailand, fourth, Emily Kemling, Top Novice, Lila Konecky; Serious Prose: Colton White, Kylie Hanson, Rachel Carrig, Amanda Reichert; Duet Acting: Rachel Patrick and Lacey Jensen–first; Kylie Hanson and Lexi Schmidt–third, Brandie Ross and Mariah Curtis–fifth; Stephanie Schrotberger and Kendra Hoffert, Capri Meyer and Hailey Sletten; Oral Interpretation of Drama: Rachel Patrick, Lacey Jensen, Sammy Snogren, Lila Konecky, Kylie Hanson–first; Elliot Carlson, Quinton Hite, Blake Poppe, Colton White, and Jake Sexson–second, Brendon Barry, Zak Kurkowski, Brady Mailand, Christian White, Shane Ourada–fourth, Emily Kemling, Amanda Reichert, Josie Osler, Jasmin Walkinshaw–Top Novice.
Ogallala took home first place team honors with 96 points. PCHS earned 92 points for second place and North Platte St. Pat’s received third place with 21 points.