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Speech Results!

posted Jan 8, 2018, 8:11 AM by Brian Hoover

NCHS Pioneer Speech Team finished fifth out of 26 schools in team sweepstakes at the Millard North Invitational Speech Tournament Saturday, Jan. 6, with more than half of team’s entries advancing to final rounds. Lincoln East finished first and Millard West was second.


Oliver Borchers-Williams, senior, won the tournament triathlon award presented to students competing in three events. Borchers-Williams was tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking, runner-up in informative speaking, and third in original oratory.


Chloe Higgins, senior, was tournament runner-up in informative speaking and sixth overall in program interpretation. Senior Makensi Blum was fifth in informative speaking.


Ellie Higgins, freshman, won the tournament top novice award in two events after winning the next-in final round of impromptu speaking, and finishing third in next-in finals of humorous interpretation.


Senior Aubrey Thurman was fifth in next-in finals entertainment speaking. Sophomores Sarah Murray and Vinh Phan placed second in next-in finals duo interpretation.


Our next tournament is Saturday, Jan. 13 at Raymond Central.


Submitted by Dr. Williams

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