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RPAC Speech Competitors Bring Home Medals from NSAA State Championships

Updated: Mar 27


Across the RPAC, 40 students competed at the NSAA State Speech Championships last week across Classes C and D. Participants in the conference did well.

In Class C2, Alma, Arapahoe, Dundy County Stratton, and Maxwell all competed on Thursday.


In the team races, Dundy County Stratton finished in 6th place with 52 points and Maxwell finished in 10th place with 28 points.


In duet acting, Maxwell's Lisselle Lucas and Emmeline Lucas competed but did not make the finals.


In entertainment speaking, Maxwell's Emmeline Lucas competed but did not make the finals.


In extemporaneous, Dundy County Stratton's Klayton Rinne and Alma's Griffin Stemper both competed. Stemper did not qualify for finals, but Rinne did. Rinne finished as the Class C2 State Runner-up.


In informative speaking, Maxwell's Lauren Mead competed but did not make the finals.


In humorous prose, Arapahoe's Lael Rathbun and Titus Goshert as well as Maxwell's Emmeline Lucas competed but did not make the finals.


In Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID), Maxwell competed but did not qualify for finals. Makenzie Margritz, Christina Smith, Quinn Moreno, and Kaitlyn Pedersen were in that group.


In poetry, Dundy County Stratton's Emma Baldeh as well as Alma's Lydia Sikes and Kaylan Ogier all competed. While Sikes and Ogier did not make the finals, Baldeh did. In finals, Baldeh finished in 3rd place.


In serious prose, Maxwell's Lisselle Lucas competed and qualified for finals. Lisselle Lucas finished as the Class C2 State Runner-up.


In persuasive, Maxwell's Makenzie Margritz competed but did not qualify for finals.


In Program Oral Interpretation (POI), Dundy County Stratton's Emma Baldeh and Maxwell's Lisselle Lucas both competed and qualified for finals. Lucas finished in 6th place and Baldeh finished as the Class C2 State Champion.

In Class D1, Bertrand, Paxton, and Southwest all competed on Friday.


In the team races, Paxton tied for 14th with 12 points.


In duet, Paxton's Audrey Holm and Miles Rogge and Bertrand's Isaac Hernandez and Addie Andersen both competed but neither group qualified for the finals.


In entertainment, Paxton's Miah Fox competed and qualified for the finals and placed 5th.


In extemporaneous, Southwest's Colton Sedlacek competed but did not qualify for the finals.


In informative, Bertrand's Addie Hansen competed but did not qualify for finals.


In humorous, Paxton's John Fricke competed but did not qualify for finals.


In Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID), Paxton competed but did not qualify for finals. On the team was Audrey Holm, John Fricke, Miah Fox, Miles Rogge, and Ruby Mendez.


In poetry, Madilynn Mullen of Paxton competed but did not qualify for the finals.


In serious prose, Ana Cerenil of Southwest competed but did not qualify for finals.


In persuasive, Southwest's Ana Cerenil, Paxton's Rileigh Reeves, and Bertrand's Addie Hansen all competed but none qualified for the finals.


In Program Oral Interpretation (POI), Bertrand's Marie Ford competed but did not qualify for finals.


Paxton also had Eden Coppersmith give her informative speech in the Unified Speech Exhibition contest.

In Class D2, Hayes Center, Maywood, Medicine Valley, and Wallace all competed on Friday.


In the team races, Wallace tied for 13th with 20 points.


In duet, Wallace's Ryleigh Hanson and Ashley Robertson as well as Medicine Valley's Haylie Gustafson and TeeJay Hilderbrandt competed but neither qualified for the finals.


In entertainment, Maywood's Pryce Johnston and Hayes Center's Tyler Stewart both competed but Johnston just missed the finals as she was the next one in and Stewart did not make finals.


In extemporaneous, Wallace's Kendall McClintock competed and just missed the finals as she was the next one in.


In informative, Mallory McConnell of Wallace competed but did not qualify for the finals.


In humorous, Maywood's Pryce Johnston and Emma Peterka as well as Medicine Valley's Ashtyn Contrerez competed. Johnston of Maywood just missed the finals as she was the next one in as well as Peterka and Contrerez did not qualify for finals.


In Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID), Wallace and Medicine Valley both competed. For Medicine Valley, their group did not qualify for the finals as was made up of TeeJay Hildebrandt, Haylie Gustafson, and Brianna Zyssett. Wallace did qualify for the finals and their group was made up of Mallory McConnell, Ryleigh Hanson, Colt Franklin, Kendall McClintock, and Max Hanson which placed 6th.


In poetry, Graci Peterka of Maywood, Brianna Zyssett of Medicine Valley, and Ryder Cable of Wallace all competed but none qualified for the finals.


In serious prose, Maywood's Pryce Johnston and Medicine Valley's Celeste Zuniga all competed but did not make the finals.


In persuasive, Wallace's Brylie Robinson competed and qualified for the finals and placed 6th.


Congratulations to all of these students on a great season!


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