Danville wins speech tournament

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, January 30, 2018


News release

LOUISVILLE – Danville High School placed first of 25 schools competing in the Trinity North Oldham Classic speech tournament held at Trinity High School in Louisville on Saturday. Lexington Henry Clay (second), Bardstown Bethlehem (third), Lexington Dunbar (fourth) and Boone County (fifth) were next in the team sweepstakes. The contest, jointly sponsored by the teams at Trinity and North Oldham, was the largest the team attended this year and ends the invitational tournament season. DHS competes next at the Kentucky High School Speech League’s Bluegrass Regional Tournament on February 3 before heading into the state contest season.

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DHS won 20 individual awards at the meet including championships in Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Humorous Interpretation. Bringing home hardware for the Speaking Admirals:  Sara Barringer (first Duo Interpretation), Caroline Bugg (first Extemporaneous Speaking, third Impromptu Speaking), Katie Critchfield (second Extemporaneous Speaking), Paige Glasser (sixth Program Oral Interpretation), Natalie Grubbs (fourth Poetry, second Prose), Charlie Hall (first Humorous Interpretation), Virginia Harp (sixth Duo Interpretation), Haley Hopkins (fourth Duo Interpretation, sixth Humorous Interpretation, second Improvisational Duo), Evey Kinkade (third Broadcasting), Emma Merryman (fifth Impromptu Speaking), Barrett Minks (second Duo Interpretation), Britton Minks (second Duo Interpretation), Becky Mohr (second Impromptu Speaking), Summer Quinn (second Broadcasting), Samantha Sallee (seventh Declamation, sixth Duo Interpretation), Kelsie Steber (first Duo Interpretation), Claire Strysick (sixth Dramatic Interpretation, fourth Informative Speaking), Joseth Warner (fourth Duo Interpretation, second Improvisational Duo).