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By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican

The Chase County Schools (CCS) students traveling to Kearney for the state speech contest last Thursday came up short of placing in the top six in their divisions.
CCS placed 21st out of 35 teams in overall points.
Calen Griffin placed 14th out of 18 participants in extemporaneous speaking. He performed two seven-minute speeches, “so we were happy about that,” according to Coach Jill Bauerle.
Griffin ranked fifth in both his rounds.
Extemporaneous speaking involves giving a participant a current event topic, allowing one hour for research and a speech following that.
The Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID) team of Rose Sullivan, Kelly Christensen, Josie Peterson and Claire Kuenne placed 13th out of 18 teams with their interpretation of Monty Python scenes.
“They performed especially well in the first round, and they impressed the judge in the second round,” Bauerle noted.
The OID team ranked fifth and then fourth in its second round, Bauerle said.
Class C1 State Speech was held at the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus.