GICC, Kenesaw and Arapahoe take top honors at Hastings College-sponsored speech tournament

Cold weather was no excuse for area high school students to stay at home on Saturday, January 23. Indeed, more than 80 students treked to Hastings College to spend the day competing in the Kevin Heineman Memorial High School Speech Tournament. The stakes were high, with champions in each of the nine events earning Hastings College Speech scholarships.

Grand Island Central Catholic High School won the tournament while Kenesaw High School and Arapahoe High School took second and third, respectively.

The individual results follow.

Entertainment Speaking

1st Place: Taylor Riemersma, Kenesaw High School

2nd Place: Vasu Balraj, Grand Island Central Catholic

3rd Place: Maggie Rieckman, Harvard High School

4th Place: Lexi Schievelbein, Arapahoe High School

 

Duet Acting

1st Place: Christianna Marcy and Julia Young, Loomis High School

2nd Place: Jacob Morrow and Jordan Williams, Kenesaw High School

3rd Place: Levi Bennett and Lynnae Bennett, Harvard High School

4th Place: Bryce Sealock and Brynn Sealock, Grand Island Central Catholic

 

Extemporaneous Speaking

1st Place: Max Beal, Kenesaw High School

2nd Place: Bryce Sealock, Grand Island Central Catholic

3rd Place: Madison Imig, Grand Island Central Catholic

4th Place: Kaleb Schuster, Centura High School

5th Place: Seth Ostdiek, Grand Island Central Catholic

6th Place: Rylan Dvorak, Grand Island Central Catholic

 

Informative Speaking

1st Place: Abbey Borgman, Silver Lake High School

2nd Place: Sadie Goering, Grand Island Central Catholic

3rd Place: Tatyana Klimek, Grand Island Central Catholic

4th Place: Taylor Nabower, Silver Lake High School

 

Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID)

1st Place: Ashton Wasenius, Dalton Shimmin, Derek Monie, Korey Rathe and Zack Kerner, Arapahoe High School

2nd Place: Amanda Jensen, Kaleb Schuster, Maddi Harris and Nate Ruhl, Centura High School

3rd Place: Joe Grindle, Lexi Schievelbein and Lynze Weatherwax, Arapahoe High School

 

Humorous Prose

1st Place: Taylor Wilson, Franklin High School

2nd Place: Michael Cornelius, Grand Island Central Catholic

3rd Place: Jacob Morrow, Kenesaw High School

4th Place: Grace McDonald, Centura High School

5th Place: Abe Whitson, Arapahoe High School

6th Place: Levi Bennett, Harvard High School

 

Poetry

1st Place: Guadalupe Esquivel, Grand Island Senior High School

2nd Place: Zach Huffaker, Kenesaw High School

3rd Place: Madison Imig, Grand Island Central Catholic

4th Place: Sarah Smith, Grand Island Senior High School

5th Place: Kylie Doupnik, Harvard High School

6th Place: Vanessa Martinez, Grand Island Senior High School

 

Serious Prose

1st Place: Cora Welton, Franklin High School

2nd Place: Ally Nelson, Arapahoe High School

3rd Place: Madison Imig, Grand Island Central Catholic

4th Place: Ashley Kozel, Grand Island Senior High School

5th Place: Michael Cornelius, Grand Island Central Catholic

 

Persuasive Speaking

1st Place: Mallory Woods, Grand Island Central Catholic

2nd Place: Vasu Balraj, Grand Island Central Catholic

3rd Place: Emily Cleveland, Franklin High School

4th Place: Rylan Dvorak, Grand Island Central Catholic

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