Brrooke Pankonin

Haven Wid, Katie Patrick, Hailee iske-Fraizer and James McArtor qualified for state speech.

Perkins County speakers take district runner-up title

Four members to go to state Friday, March 24

C2-6 speech contestants from Perkins County, Bayard, Cambridge, Dundy County-Straton, Hemingford, Medicine Valley, North Platte St. Pat’s, Southwest and Sutherland, along with teams from the C1, D1, and D2 districts, competed on Tuesday, March 14 at the District Speech Contest held at North Platte High School.

Perkins County speakers advanced 13 of 18 possible entries into the final round of competition, placing second as a team. Of the 13 entrants, five were first year competitors for PCS.

PCS results

Contestants and their events and/or scores and placings were:

Informative: Haven Wid first; James McArtor second

Persuasive: Katie Patrick third, Sam McArtor* 3/45, 5/45

Entertainment: Peyton Woodmancy* fourth; Bryce Grothman sixth

Extemporaneous: Matthew Wendell* sixth; Andrea Winkel 4/45, 4/43

Poetry: Hailee Iske-Fraizer second; Kadie Hanson 3/47

Humorous Prose: Jacob Woodmancy* sixth; Beau Wood 5/44, 6/41

Serious Prose: Bella Fraizer* sixth; Karen Ruiz 2/47, 6/44

Duet Acting: Hailee Iske-Fraizer and Colton Heinemann fourth; Chris Terry and Kenyon Gaar fifth:

Oral Interp of Drama: Colton Heinemann, Chris Terry, Bryce Grothman and Kenyon Gaar fourth; Ian Sihm,* Sam McArtor,* Matthew Wendell,* Jacob Woodmancy* and Keshia Leeper* fifth. 

(* indicates first year competitors)

In district competition, student performance points from each preliminary round, as well as those from the final round, go towards the team’s final standings. PCS totaled 314 points. The C2-6 championship award went to Sutherland with 421 points.

The top three finalists in each event advance to the state competition, which will be held at UNK on Friday, March 24. First round competition for Haven Wid, James McArtor, Katie Patrick, and Hailee Iske-Fraizer will be at 9:30 a.m. CDT. 

Specific information about performance times and sites is listed on the NSAA website.

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