The 2017-2018 Competitive Speech season has come to a close. The Knights finished strong, with a Runner-up finish at NSAA Districts in Bellevue on March 10th, and an 11th place finish at NSAA State on March 22nd. At districts, we had 14 events make finals, with eight of those events qualifying to State. Finalists at Districts were Alex Nydahl, Hannah Romell, Griffin Presnell, Noha Algahimi, Brady Shkolnick, Gabi Lawrey, Jerrica Zuhlke, Alana Ryan, Deanna Lyons, Kaitlyn Edelmaier, Kayla Berlowitz, Paige Trevarrow, Marshal Lanka, Sarah Al-Hilfy-Leon, Sandra Leybold, and Sadie Prenda. At State, our medalist was Griffin Presnell, who was 5th in Entertainment Speaking.
The team will continue on to NIETOC Nationals in May. Our qualifiers are Sadie Prenda in Dramatic Acting, Sandra Leybold in Dramatic Acting, and Hannah Romell and Alex Nydahl in Duet Acting.
Our team is really young, with only three seniors. With so many young medalists at districts and young qualifiers to Nationals, our future is bright! Those interested in joining for next year should attend one of our upcoming recruiting meetings, or can sign up for the Competitive Forensics class (2855 in the LPS book), or can contact Mr. Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org.