Brenda Lanphear, Chadron High School head speech coach, said she did not have very many expectations going into this early meet. She said, ¨Speech is very subjective, so I tell students to interpret their work the best way they can, and it will be enough. I also tell them how they practice during the week is how they will perform at the meets.¨
The Chadron speech team had many top individual placers from the Gering Invite. In the championship finals flight the following students placed: Brendilou Armstrong, 1st in Poetry, Naomi Elliott, 1st in Humor, Brothers Grimm, 1st in OID, Alexis Conboy, 2nd in Poetry, Elizabeth Harrison, 4th in Humor, and Hannah Walker, 4th in Informative.
In the honors finals flight the following students placed: Ayla Kephart, 6th in Poetry, Jayrah Ngoi, 1st in Informative, Lateisha Ngoi, 1st in Serious Prose, Pitch Perfect, 1st in OID, Blaine Tewehade and Jayrah Ngoi, 4th in Duet, Cassie Neisheim, 5th in Extemporaneous, Kayley Galbraith, 4th in Extemporaneous, Gracie Jones, 4th in Persuasive, and Kennady Stack, 2nd in Persuasive.
After seeing the results from Saturday´s meet, Mrs. Lanphear was really proud of her team. She said they have put so much effort in not just their practices, but their school work and outside lives as well.
Saturday, January 25, the Chadron speech team will head to the Bridgeport Invite. The team will only be taking the JV team and brand new events. Mrs. Lanphear is looking forward to seeing the critique sheets so new members can continue to grow and improve.