The commons area at CCS was filled with students from various school districts waiting to compete at the SPVA speech tournament at CCS. Some were watching the results of completed presentations on the monitor on the wall or discussing how they did with fellow students. (Johnson Publications photo)

CCS speech students shown above are, from left, Mackenzie Soltis, poetry; Megan Baird, poetry; Hayley Vitosh, informative speech; and Tegan Towns, poetry, who also performed a duet with Halle Fiedler, not pictured. (Johnson Publications photo)

Speech students gather in Imperial for SPVA contest

    Alex Schilke, Chase County Schools’ speech competition coordinator, had five speech students compete Monday at the SPVA competition, hosted by CCS.
    There were 79 total entries from attending schools.
    Besides Chase County, Schilke said the schools involved in the speech contest Monday were Perkins County, North Platte St. Pat’s, Sutherland, Hershey, Kimball and Bridgeport.
    Tegan Towns and Halle Fiedler performed a duet called “Mirror, Mirror.”
    Towns also competed in the poetry category about high school.
    Megan Baird presented a poem about acceptance, while Mackenzie Soltis’ category choice is poetry on self-acceptance.
    Hayley Vitosh gave her informative speech on Shan Hopwood, placing sixth in that category.
    Perkins County won the meet. Sutherland placed second and Bridgeport received third. Chase County placed seventh, said Schilke.
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