Pawnee City is District Speech Champs!
By Sabre Menninga, Sophomore
On March 17, 2015, the Pawnee City Speech Team competed at the District Speech Meet at HTRS high school. The team brought home the C2 District Championship Honors! The OID of Carly Hunzeker, Steven Bruns, Kellen Habegger, Abby Mathewson, and Macey Gyhra placed first and will be competing at state. Other Pawnee City Speech Team members who will also compete at state include: the Duet of Ann Cline and Julia Schultheiss, who placed first at Districts, Carly Hunzeker, who earned first in Informative, Julia Schultheiss finished third in Humorous, Alyssa Cline placed second in Poetry, Sarah Smyth placed second in Informative, and Hannah Davis placed third in Serious and second in Poetry.
Other speeches that placed, but will not be going to state include: Steven Bruns and Kellen Habegger, who placed fourth in Duet, Abby Mathewson, who placed sixth in Persuasive, Caetlen Gyhra, who placed fifth in Extempt, Ann Cline, who placed fifth in Humorous, and Joslyn Sharpe, who placed fourth in Poetry.
Students will spend this week preparing to compete at the State level. Coach Bloss states, “We'll pour over our critiques, decide which suggestions we like and which we don't, and work to improve ourselves. Speech is a great field for perfectionism. These kids will be fine-tuning minutiae in their events that could make the difference between breaking at state or not.”