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5175b4a9b08cb On stage accepting the state champion trophy
State medalists: Anna Harder, Jessica Larkins, Meghan Schellpeper, Lindsay Hottovy, Jeff Wallman, Shannon Koenig, Courtney Buhr, Blake Lenners, & Gerrit Vanengen
State Champion Entertainment speaker - Gerrit VanEngen & Meghan Schellpeper 5th
State Champion Informative speaker - Blake Lenners & Courtney Buhr 6th
Jeff Wallman 3rd in Persuasive
Anna Harder, Lindsay Hottovy, Shannon Koenig, Gerrit VanEngen, & Jeff Wallman 4th in OID
Jessica Larkins 5th in Extemporaneous
On stage accepting the state champion trophy

Senior Gerrit VanEngen is the Entertainment champion in C2, and senior Blake Lenners is the Informative champion at the State Speech competition held Friday, March 22 on the campus of UNK. Gerrit’s speech amused his listeners with his opinion of the entertainment industry whether it is in music, television or the cinema. Blake analyzed the Electoral College and the process used to select the President.

Also medaling was Jeff Wallman 3rd in Persuasive. Contributing to the championship points were the OID with Anna Harder, Lindsay Hottovy, Shannon Koenig, Gerrit VanEngen, and Jeff Wallman placing 4th. Fifth place medals were earned by Meghan Schellpeper in Entertainment and Jessica Larkins in Extemporaneous. Courtney Buhr placed sixth in Informative.

Placing well and just missing finals by one point were the Duet with Johnathan and Hannah Neil. Additional qualifiers were Anna Harder in Persuasive and Emily Klein in Humorous Prose.

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