Kobe Norman competing in his first speech meet at Wallace on Jan. 18. Norman competed in entertainment with his speech titled “Moms.” (Courtesy photo)
CCS speech team competes at Wallace
The Chase County Schools (CCS) speech team traveled to Wallace on Jan. 18.
Veteran Tegan Towns took second place in the poetry division.
Her six teammates were all competing in their first speech meet.
CCS placed 8th out of 10 schools.
Other schools competing included Perkins County, Sutherland, Wallace, Paxton, Southwest, Hershey, Hayes Center, Maywood and North Platte St. Pat’s.
Perkins County won the meet with Sutherland coming in second.
Other Chase County competitors included Josh Starnes (poetry), Ary Arteaga and Ashley Fregoso (duet), Brayan Cazares (entertainment) and Kobe Norman (entertainment).
Norman, a freshman, was only three places away from the finals.
“It is a great showing for his first-ever speech invite,” Speech Coach Alex Schilke said.
“I was so proud of how they overcame their fears and competed. Each speaker gained valuable experience and feedback,” she added.
Due to SPVA basketball, there was not a speech meet last weekend for CCS.
“The break provided ample practice time for our next meet,” Schilke said.
The team will travel to Perkins County on Saturday.