WCA Speech Meet Results

Written by Kraig Hunter on . Posted in News

WCA hosted their home meet on Thursday, March 17th in Barrett.  It was a very successful night for the Knight speakers.  Several team members placed in the top 6 places to earn ribbons.  All WCA discussants placed.  In first was Solomon Sewell, second went to Tim Ruud, third to Carly Steiner and Nissa Nadgwick was fourth.  In the category of drama, Mary Ann Thompson was third and Matt Poyzer was 4th.  Steve Thomson and Max Duncan were champions in drama duo and Rachel Petersen and Anne Liebl were 3rd.  Brianna Kreft and Amber Schill took first and second respectively.  Hannah Anderson was the grand champion in great speeches for the evening.  In the humorous category, Jack VanKempen was 4th and Rose Borash was 6th.  Ethan Olson led the Original Oratory speakers, placing first.  WCA had two story tellers place; Gabe Olson in 3rd and Emma Saulsbury in 4th. Emily Engen placed 5th in prose.  The evening was rounded out with three poetry placers; Kristin Gilbertson in 3rd, Nathan Lewis in fourth and Marissa Ottinger in 6th.

Following the regular awards ceremony, West Central Area held their annual awards ceremony.  The seniors were recognized for their years of dedication to the program and their fine leadership skills. Seniors this year are Amber Schill, Rachel Petersen, Anne Liebl, MaryAnn Thompson and not pictured Ryleigh Johnson.  Students recognized for special honors were junior high Outstanding Speaker - Jack VanKempen and Most Improved Speaker - Nathan Lewis.  Senior high students that were recognized were; Solomon Sewell for Most Points Scored, Ethan Olson as Rookie of the Year, Outstanding Speaker was Hannah Anderson and Amber Schill was the Most Valuable Speak for 2016. Letter winners for 2016 were: Amber Schill, Anne Liebl, Rachel Petersen, Ryleigh Johnson, MaryAnn Thompson, Steve Thomson, Max Duncan, Marissa Ottinger, Solomon Sewell, Sierra Westrom, Ethan Olson, Brianna Kreft, Hannah Anderson, Emily Engen, Kristin Gilbertson, Nathan Lewis, Gabe Olson, Jack Vankempen and Emma Salsbury.

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