The Scout Speech Team claimed their 9th Class C-1 Championship since 2006 by taking nine events to final round at Kearney High School on March 17, 20022. They outpaced Malcolm, the defending champions, by a score of 142-124. Boone Central placed 3rd with 82 points; Crofton placed 4th with 68 points; Raymond Central was 5th with 66 points; and Homer placed 6th with 54 points. Leading the Scouts was Valori Olson, who placed 2nd in both Persuasive Speaking and Extemporaneous Speaking. Kaidence Morlan placed 2nd in Poetry, while her teammate Keetyn Valentine ended up in 4th place. Angel Carias and Braxton Small teamed up in Duet Acting for a 2nd place finish; while Keetyn Valentine and Kaidence Morlan placed 4th. Angel Carias ended up 3rd in Humorous Prose; Natalie Summers also finished 3rd in Informative Speaking. Braxton Small rounded out the scoring by placing 6th in Serious Prose. Other qualifiers who did not medal included the following: Persuasive: Ava Neujahr; Entertainment: Autumn Lindsley; Humorous: Neil Olson; OID team (Dark Road): Joey Scribner, Hannah Scribner, Drew Whitney, and Autumn Lindsley; and OID team (Defending): Sidnee Busch, Neil Olson, Justine Fountain, Ava Neujahr, and Juan Ramirez.
The Scouts rolled to victory at the district contest in Sandy Creek, scoring more than any other team at district (312 points), by taking eighteen of eighteen events to finals and qualifying fourteen to the State Tournament. This caps off a successful year for the Scouts, who ended the season with 7 championships, including their 14th straight SNC tournament title.
Season results can be found here: https://postings.speechwire.com/r-team.php?teamid=635&seasonid=14
State results can be found here: