On Monday, February 27th, the VHS Badger Speech Team competed at Southwest Conference in Cozad, Nebraska. As always, the competition was fierce and our sole medalist was Finley Mosner who finished 2nd in Poetry. After conference, we travelled to Bridgeport for districts on Tuesday, February
28th. The six-person VHS speech team excelled at districts. Finley Mosner placed 1st in poetry, earning a spot at state. Marybelle Ward placed 2nd
in persuasive, also securing a spot at state. Our novice team rocked it. They competed as varsity at districts. Jenalee Garwood took 4th in
extemporaneous. Emma Kreutner and Landen Mooney also placed 4th in duet. This was an impressive finish. The top three placers at district go to state. Although our 4th place finishers didn’t earn a place at state this year, celebration was the prevailing attitude. The students and coaches were thrilled with these results because they reflect the fact that state is reachable for all our students. Hard work does pay off! With the regular season in the books, we are looking forward to the state tournament which will be held Thursday, March 16th in Kearney. Finley and Marybelle will deliver their speeches to the VHS student body on Wednesday, March 15th, and will then receive the VFD escort out of town at 8:30am. Thank you for your support of VHS speech! Pictures were taken at districts: 5939 (Left to Right): Emma (duet), Landen (duet), Finley (poetry) 5943 (Left to Right): Marybelle (persuasive), Jenalee (extemporaneous)