The Ord Speech team traveled to Centura on Friday, February 28. Out of 18 schools, they placed 2nd overall behind Loup City losing only by 6 points. “The kids did fantastic today” said Coach Lansman, “considering we had far fewer entries overall and had almost two weeks off. Loup City has some solid performers and the fact we were only six points behind at the end was fantastic! We ended up with 5 champions out of 9 events, which is something to really be proud of.” The results from the day were: O.I.D.: “Spaceballs” (Kora S., Cooper S., Trevor V., Katie M., Katie W.) 1st, “Sister Cities” (Richele M., Addie S., Abby J., Katie F.) 3rd; Duet: Abby Jacobs & Katie Magiera 5th, Halle Jacobs and Addie Sich 9th; Informative: Katie Fischer 1st, Ashley Bruha 13th, Allison Moudry; Poetry: Richele Masin 3rd, Mykala Lytle 11th, Leah Westberg; Serious: Mykala Lytle 1st, Katharine Wadas 9th, Callee Alexander; Persuasive: Halle Jacobs 1st, Katie Fischer 4th, Leah Westberg, Allison Moudry; Entertainment: Maya Brown, Callee Alexander; Humorous: Kora Severance 9th, Maya Brown 10th, Hannah Masin; Extemp: Cooper Sheets 1st, Ashley Bruha 6th.
On Saturday, March 1, the team traveled to Doniphan Trumbull to finish out their regular season with the last large invite of the year. No team sweeps are tallied, but the Chanticleers had another solid day despite some amazing competition from over 25 schools. Humorous: Kora Severance 13th, Hannah Masin, Maya Brown; Entertainment: Maya Brown, Callee Alexander; Poetry: Richele Masin 7th, Mykala Lytle, Madyson Hall, Leah Westberg; Extemp: Cooper Sheets 4th, Ashley Bruha 12th; Informative: Katie Fischer 2nd, Marlee Nebesniak 9th, Ashley Bruha, Allison Moudry; Serious: Mykala Lytle 10th, Katharine Wadas, Callee Alexander; Persuasive: Katie Fischer 3rd, Halle Jacobs 6th, Leah Westberg, Allison Moudry; Duet: “Boy Book” (Halle Jacobs & Addie Sich) 6th, “Misfits” (Abby Jacobs & Katie Magiera) 7th; OID: “Spaceballs” (Cooper, Trevor, Kora, Katie W., Katie M.) 3rd, “Sister Cities” (Richele, Katie F., Addie, Abby) 5th.
This coming Thursday, the team will travel to Loup City for a dual in which the top 3 speakers from each school will square off in each category. The schools split costs and buy food for the kids in one last time that speakers receive a critique from a judge. On Sunday, March 10th the Chant Speech Squad would love to invite you to the Golden Husk Theater to hear their district competitors speak! The top 2 speakers in each category will showcase their talents from 5pm-8pm. Desserts and drinks will be provided to the public and a free will donation will be asked for at the event. The team will travel to North Platte on Friday, March 15 for the C1-5 District tournament. The top 3 competitors in each event qualify for state, and will perform Thursday, March 21 at UNK. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you Sunday!