The Callaway High School Speech Team opened its season on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Broken Bow Speech Invitational. There were 25 schools from Class A through D-2 in attendance. All twenty-two members of the CHS team were able to compete that day.
In the varsity division, CHS Speakers Emily Kimball and Noah Edgington received a 10th place medal in Duet Acting. Those receiving superior ratings were: Emily Kimball and Noah Edgington in Duet Acting, Noah Edgington in Persuasive Speaking and Oral Interpretation of Poetry, Amber Ross in Informative Speaking, and Natalie G’Schwind in Entertainment Speaking.
On the novice side, CHS Speakers receiving medals were: Kaitlyn Pflaster, 7th in Persuasive Speaking; Garrett Hrupek, 7th in Humorous Prose; Wryleigh Doyle and Hannah Pearson, 8th in Duet Acting; Grady Lashley, 8th in Informative Speaking; Garrett Hrupek and Weston Kunkee, 9th in Duet Acting; and Wryleigh Doyle, 9th in Humorous Speaking. Those performances earning superior ratings were: Wryleigh Doyle and Hannah Pearson in Duet Acting, Wryleigh Doyle in Humorous Prose, and Kaitlyn Pflaster in Persuasive Speaking.
“The Broken Bow Meet is always a nice way to begin the season in that it is an interesting combination of larger schools who have attended several meets by this time as well as schools our size who are just beginning the season,” commented Sue Phelps, Head Coach. “The mix of performances gives us a chance to compare our performances with others. It also encourages us to continue to polish ours. This year, the Broken Bow meet began with so very much confusion because of a scheduling error. I was proud of all of our speakers who took all the confusion in stride and helped one another to do their best.”
“The Callaway Speech Team is off to a good start. We have a very talented and cooperative group of students this year who I am thinking will compete well. That is exciting,” added Tina Ord, Assistant Coach.
The Novice Speech Team member of the week is Kaitlyn Pflaster. Kaitlyn was chosen by her coaches because of her willingness to practice and take suggestions. She is conscientious and wants to do what it takes to perfect her performance.
The Varsity Speech Team member of the week is Noah Edgington. Noah was chosen by his coaches for the positive example of hard work and persistent effort that it takes to do well. He was also recognized for the assistance he has given to novice speakers to help in any way that he could both at practice and at the speech meet.
The next regular season speech meet will be the Ord High School Chanticleer Speech Invitational on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Competition will begin at 8:00am.
Posted on Mon, January 25, 2016
by Melissa Eggleston