Valarie Herbert, left, and Gabbi Krutsinger, freshmen at Chase County Schools, gained valuable experience at Saturday’s Sutherland meet. They performed a piece called “Mirror, Mirror.”  (Johnson Publications photo).

Experience gained, abilities strengthened

   Chase County Schools (CCS) placed sixth out of the 11 teams that went to the Sutherland Speech meet last Saturday. Sutherland won the meet with Paxton in second and Kimball in third. The CCS speech team took home three medals.
    With an Informative speech about Barbie, Haley Vitosh placed third. Kelly Christensen got second in Poetry with a piece highlighting anxiety. Rose Sullivan received fifth place with her Persuasive piece on the importance of music education. Freshmen Gabbi Krutsinger and Valerie Herbert competed in the Duet category with a piece called “Mirror, Mirror.”
    Dawn Castle participated in both Extemporaneous and Persuasive. Castle’s Persuasive was about “Factory Farms.” Brooklyn Christensen competed in Extemporaneous.
    “Overall, I thought the meet was a great success!” said Alex Rettele CCS head speech coach, “ I was very pleased that I had three students make it to finals and I was proud of their placing.”
    Rettelle was excited for the freshmen Duet and Extemper. “Each meet they compete in, they get stronger and stronger with their abilities,” she said. The next speech meet will be Feb. 25 at Ogallala.

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