Congratulations to the following members of the Speech Team, who placed at the Boone Central Invitational on Saturday:
Novice division: Riley Olson, fifth in Humorous; Dean Young, fourth in informative; Ava Elliot and Sienna Klinetobe, fourth in Duet; Drew Fertig, third in Humorous; Sienna Klinetobe, third in Poetry; the OID team of Arianna Mulhair, Mia Keuster, and Aleigha Hale, third; the Duet of Kennyson Blecke and Grace Junck, second; Ava Elliot, second in Persuasive; and Leah Fisher, second in Humorous.
Extra special congratulations to Sophia Spieker, who tied for first place in Novice Entertainment and combined with Nyamalo Kantai for first place in Novice Duet. As a team, the Blue Devil Novice Speakers garnered first place overall.
Varsity division: Abi Hawthorne, sixth in Entertainment; Maiah Davis, sixth in Extemp.; Evan Allemann, sixth in Informative; the OID of Gavin Anderson, Aiden Bohnert, John Piper, and Colby Raulston, sixth; the OID of Grace Junck, Adrienne Anderson, Josie Ley, Kennyson Blecke, and Norah Armstrong, fifth; Colby Raulston, fourth in Program Oral Interpretation; the OID of Ashton Brandow, Maddie Franta, Easton Blecke, and Orion Spieker, third; Maiah Davis, third in Persuasive; and Orion Spieker, runner-up in Humorous.
Wayne had two varsity champions on the day: Parker Kesting in Extemp. and Alec Shaffer in Humorous. In the team sweepstakes, Wayne finished in second place behind Boone Central.
Next up for the Wayne Speakers is the Hartington/Hartington CC Invite this coming Saturday.