Danville  High School wins regional speech tournament 

Published 3:01 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018



LEXINGTON – Danville High School won the Bluegrass Regional Tournament of the Kentucky High School Speech League held at SCAPA Bluegrass Middle School Saturday, with Henry Clay High School coming in second and Dunbar High School third. 

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The Bluegrass Region consists of Fayette County and the 35counties directly south of it.

Pictured are the DHS Regional award winners (L to R): Libby Hale, Summer Quinn, Sara Barringer, Haley Hopkins, Caroline Bugg, Kelsie Steber, Joseth Warner, Lina Morales, Becky Mohr, Charlie Hall, Emma Merryman, and Natalie Grubbs.

Students competed in 14 speech events. Regional champions and runners up were named in each event with half the region’s honors going to DHS entries including seven regional champions. Junior Captain Charlie Hall led the team with regional championships in humorous interpretation, oratory (defending state champion), and storytelling. Also winning regional championships were Sara Barringer and Kelsie Steber (duo interpretation), Caroline Bugg (extemporaneous speaking), Becky Mohr (impromptu speaking), and Haley Hopkins and Joseth Warner (improvisational duo). Regional runners up were Summer Quinn (broadcasting), Joseth Warner (dramatic interpretation), Haley Hopkins and Joseth Warner (duo interpretation), Emma Merryman (impromptu speaking — defending state champion),  Lina Morales (poetry), Libby Hale (program oral interpretation), and Natalie Grubbs (prose).  

The University of Kentucky will host the Kentucky High School Speech League’s State Speech Tournament March 9 and 10. DHS has won this contest the last two years.