Another speech meet weekend, another collection of medals brought home by the Valentine Speech Team. This weekend, the Badgers traveled to the Ainsworth Speech Meet, and returned to V-Town with 10 medals in tow.
Three Valentine novices were crowned champions in their division. Lacey Kennison won gold in poetry, Kaylee Vavra won 1st in serious prose, and Grace Woodraska won 1st in entertainment speaking. Adelicia Scott garnered the bronze in novice poetry.
In varsity speaking, Will Major finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in persuasive speaking, poetry, and humorous prose, respectively. Amos Utecht placed 4th in entertainment speaking and 6th in extemporaneous. Sophomore Rita Woodraska finished 4th in serious prose. The duet team of Kierra Gracey and Marisa Hutchinson earned a superior for their efforts.
This coming Saturday will be a well-deserved vacation for the Badger speakers, but they’ll be practicing for their public performance, which will be held at the high school on Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm.