Perkins County speakers compete at Sutherland, NPHS
February finds PCHS speakers competing on the first three Saturdays. Sutherland hosted its 11-school invitational on the Feb. 4 while North Platte High School held its annual two-day meet on Feb. 10-11.
The first day of the NPHS contest is devoted to Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Student Congress. Perkins County speakers compete only on the second day of the contest, entering the nine NSAA speaking events.
Informative: Haven Wid second
Persuasive: Katie Patrick third
Extemp: Andrea Winkel third, Matthew Wendell fifth, Valerie Perez sixth
Entertainment: Bryce Grothman sixth
Serious Prose: Karen Ruiz fourth
Duet: Karen Ruiz and Valerie Perez fifth
OID: Colton Heinemann, Chris Terry, Kenyon Gaar and Bryce Grothman fourth.
North Platte High School
Because of the number of schools attending the North Platte High School Blue and Gold, finals are divided into three divisions—championship (top six varsity speakers), honors (seventh-12th place varsity speakers), and novice (top six first-year contestants).
Informative: Haven Wid 11th
Persuasive Novice: Sam McArtor first
Persuasive: Katie Patrick 12th
Duet: Kanyon Gaar and Chris Terry 11th
OID Novice: Sam McArtor, Matthew Wendell, Ian Sihm, Jacob Woodmancy and Keshia Leeper first
OID Varsity: Colton Heinemann, Chris Terry, Kenyon Gaar and Bryce Grothman fourth.
Ogallala Middle School will be the site of a regional speech contest on Saturday, Feb. 18. Rounds will begin at 8 a.m. This will be the final meet for PCHS speakers until their March 6 SPVA contest to be held at Hershey.