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Four Vikings Compete at State Speech

The NSAA State Speech Meet is underway and once again, the Vikings are sending a talented group of speakers to compete for honors.  Four students will be competing in five events in today’s D-1 contest at UNK.  First round competitions start at 9:30.  Isaiah Schwarz will be busy as he competes in two events today.  Those watching will definitely find themselves laughing as he performs his Oral Interpretation of Humorous Prose speech as a Scottish sheep herder.  Also, in his Oral Interpretation of Poetry rounds, he will use poetry to give insight into the importance of friendships. Wyatt Kaps will be entertaining his audience with his Entertainment Speaking speech about “Procrastination”.  Others will learn about Austism from Amanda Patterson in the Informative Speaking rounds.  Finally, Joesiah Zeigler will be persuading his audiences of the “Dangers of Opioids.

All first round competitions will start at 9:30 and second round events will begin at 12:30.  These will be performed in various buildings throughout the UNK campus.  Finals will begin at 3:30 for those who qualify out of their first two rounds this morning.  Class D-1 awards are scheduled to begin at 6:00 in the UNK Health and Sports Center.

Session Information

Isaiah Schwarz
Oral Interpretation of Poetry
9:30- Copeland Hall Room 230
12:30-Copeland Hall Room 335

Oral Interpretation of Humorous Prose
9:30 – Fine Arts Room 313
12:30 – Fine Arts Room 313

Wyatt Kaps
Entertainment Speaking
9:30 – Fine Arts Room 212
12:30 Fine Arts Room 212

Amanda Patterson
Informative Speaking
9:30- Copeland Hall Room 335
12:30-College of Education Room 120

Joesiah Zeigler
Persuasive Speaking
9:30- Copeland Hall Room 333
12:30-College of Education Room 218

Speech Team Places Two at State

The Vikings had two individual placers at the Nebraska State Speech Competition last Friday.  Adyson Furlong placed 6th in Extemporaneous Speaking and Alexa Berry was 5th in Persuasive with her speech on “The Bias of Gender Advertising”.

Haley Dannehl’s Persuasive speech entitled “Make the Resolution to Be Kind” and the OID given by Mollie Kaps, Haley Dahlgen, Adyson Furlong, and Joey Colfack entitled “Y’all” just missed entering the final rounds.

Speech Team Wins District

2015 Viking Speech Team District Champions Photo by Alexa Berry
2015 Viking Speech Team District Champions
Photo by Alexa Berry

The Viking Speech Team annihilated its competition Monday as they scored 393 points to earn the D1-5 district trophy at North Platte, qualifying 15 competitors for state competition on Friday, March 27.

Overall event champions included Sam Leibhart in Serious Prose, Sarah Pelton in Entertainment, Haley Dannehl in Persuasive, and Kara Philips in Informative. Other state  qualifiers include Sarah Dannehl (2nd humorous), Alexa Berry (3rd persuasive and 3rd OID), Adyson Furlong  (2nd extemporaneous, 2nd OID), Halle Dahlgren (2nd OID), Joseph Colfack (2nd OID), Mollie Kaps (2nd OID), Jared Denny (3rd OID), Haley Dannehl (2nd OID),  Kaitlyn Einspahr (3rd OID), Mariah Davis (3rd OID), Tigh Renken (3rd OID), and Jade Gonzales (3rd extemporaneous).

Other Viking placers include Tigh Renken (4th humorous), Mariah Davis (4th serious), Samuel Leibhart (4th poetry), Katlyn Einspahr (4th entertainment), and Laurel Berry(5th informative).

Bertrand will compete in the State Speech Meet held on the UNK campus on Friday, March 27 starting at 8:00 am.  The class D-1 awards are scheduled to begin at 5:00.

State Speech Schedule