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Hallie Fisher and Bella Fraizer perform their duet speech at the Wallace Invitational meet. The duo did not place at Wallace, but earned 5th place at Chase County the week before.

Perkins County speech team gains another win at Wallace Invitational

Perkins County’s speech team gained another first place victory with 100 points at the Wallace Invitational meet on Saturday, Jan. 18.

19 performances gained individual medals as well, and several students competed in more than one event.

“It was a really good day for the speakers,” said Coach Penny Hite. “As the season progresses, the meets get more competitive and we see the larger classes such as Class A and Class B schools.”

Perkins County will host their Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 1, which will be the next competition for the team. 14 schools have already committed to attend the PC Invitational, and Hite believes it should prove to be a great meet for the team to continue their work.


•Serious Prose: Sam McArtor, 1st; Bella Fraizer, 5th

•Humerous Prose: Jacob Woodmancy, 2nd; Keshia Leeper, 4th

•Persuasive: Meghan Bishop, 1st; Ethan Sihm, 6th

•Entertainment: Ian Sihm, 1st; Madelyn Ingold, 6th

•Informative: Sam McArtor, 1st; Keegan Sims, 4th; Dayami Ruiz, 5th

•Extemporaneous: Matthew Wendell, 2nd; Gavin Smith, 4th

•Duet: Matthew Wendell and Jacob Woodmancy, 1st; Ian Sihm and Ethan Terry, 2nd; Keshia Leeper and Hannah Kempf, 4th; Rylee Huff and Carter Krajewski, 5th

•Oral Interpretation of Drama: Brueggeman, Ingold, Long, McClenahan and Fisher, 4th; Hite, Dolezal, Kohl, Perez and Bishop, 5th


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