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Ian Sihm presents his entertainment speech, complete with a visual aid. Sihm earned first place in his event.

Perkins County speech team takes first at Chase County meet

Perkins County’s speech team took first place overall with 131 points in their first competition of the year in Chase County on Saturday, Jan. 11.

This year’s team is comprised of 37 members, and seven of these members are seniors. Six seniors are participating on the team for their fourth year, which places them in contention to reach platinum career status.

“I am really excited to see how the kids grow this year,” said Coach Penny Hite. “The different levels of experience will sow early, but by the end of the season, they should be strong competitiors with a lot of practice and developing of confidence.”


•Poetry: Jessie Craig, 6th

•Serious Prose: Sam McArtor, 1st; Bella Fraizer, 2nd; Summer Postlewait, 3rd; Hannah Kempf, 6th

•Humerous Prose: Jacob Woodmancy, 1st; Keshia Leeper, 4th

•Persuasive: Meghan Bishop, 1st; Ethan Sihm, 5th

•Entertainment: Ian Sihm, 1st; Carter Krajewski, 3rd

•Informative: Sam McArtor, 1st; Dayami Ruiz, 5th; Savannah Schmitt, 6th

•Extemporaneous: Matthew Wendell, 1st; Gavin Smith, 3rd; Eli Busick, 4th; Jeb Kohl, 7th

•Duet: Matthew Wendell and Jacob Woodmancy, 1st; Rylee Huff and Carter Krajewski, 4th; Bella Fraizer and Hallie Fisher, 5th; Keshia Leeper and Hannah Kempf, 6th

• Oral Interpretation of Drama: Brueggeman, Ingold, Long, McClenahan and Fisher, 2nd; Triston Hite, Blake Dolezal, Jeb Kohl, Sophia Perez and Meghan Bishop, 3rd

Next Action

The speakers will compete in Wallace on Saturday, Jan. 18.


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