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Speech Contest Returns

Robbins and Pinnick Take Top Honors

During the November Early Release Day, the annual Speech Contest was held for high school students interested in participating. The event allows students to compete in various categories, ranging from classic poetry to skits. In total, 97 students competed in 16 categories. 

After the judges completed their scoring, junior Rhiannon Pinnick was named  Reserve Champion, and senior Taisha Robbins was named Grand Champion of the event.

“Considering this will be my last year to compete in Speech Contest, it was such a wonderful moment to win it,” said Robbins. 

Winning in each category were:

The Classic Poetry winner was Gracie Brown, 

The Contemporary Poetry winner was Rylee Mckenna, 

The Dramatic Duo winners were Joe Mcdonald and Colten Henderson, 

The Dramatic Monologue winner was Dyson Nichols, 

The Dramatic Reading winner was Madi Collier, 

The Humorous Monologue winner was Randall Sanders, 

The Humorous Duo winner was Chad Sullivan and Dom Garcia, 

The Humorous Poetry winner was Matthew Tedrow, 

The Humorous Reading winner was Garrett Cook, 

The Inspirational Reading winner was Devon Walton, 

The Narrative Poetry winner was Phiannon Pinnick, 

The Oratorical winner was Taisha Robbins, 

The Original Speech winner was Taisha Robbins, 

The Religious Reading winner was Chloe Smith, 

The Skit winners were Coy Busick, Hayden Bostock, Fletcher Cole, and Brian Fullington,

 The Policy Presentation winners were Allison Livingston, Kaylee Baxter, and Addie Payton.

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