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     Speech will have their first competition on January 27th at SCC in Beatrice. This will be the MUDECAS Speech kickoff and will host close to a hundred students. We are planning on several students performing in an assortment of events.I am looking forward to a repeat of last year: State Speech Participants!!

    This year we had three finalists at Districts. Reesa received 1st place for Serious Prose, and earned a spot at State Speech on March 23rd!! Skyler received 4th place for his Entertainment Speech, and Reesa received 5th place for her Informatice Speech. I had three other participants at Districts: Caleb, Alayna, and Jaszmyne. They all worked hard to improve their speeches throughout the speech season. 

    On March 22nd, Reesa, April (her mother), and I drove out to Kearney to prepare for State Speech. We spent Thursday night finding UNK and the buildings that she performed in. Friday morning we were up and ready by 6:45 am, so we headed over to check in for State Speech. After a trip to Starbucks, Reesa was ready to perform. She had 9:30 and 12:30 performance times. We enjoyed listening to the different Serious topics, and thinking about next year. She received "Superior" ratings for both of her performances, but the rankings didn't let her into the Final round. We will try again next year to be part of the "Parade of Champions"!!!



Reesa with her 2 Medals From District speech for 1st place and 5th place