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Wauneta-Palisade speech team takes third at RPAC competition PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 February 2012 18:19

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team brought home third place from the RPAC Speech Meet on Feb. 15. This year’s team members include from back left: Ms. Liz Noler (coach), William Bartlett, Hayden Pollmann, Connor Kayton, Weylin Davis, Wes Anderjaska, Logan Bischoff, Cody Hicks, Ms. Teresa Hayes (coach), John Christner. Middle from left: Christi Christner Sydnee Harchelroad, Hannah Nordhausen, Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe and Landon Jutten. Front from left: Jacob Maris, Dawn Pinkal, Brett Klima, Tayler Nordhausen.


Brett Klima, holding one of his medals, met two goals at the RPAC meet when he placed first in persuasive and informative.


By Amy Straub

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta-Palisade speech team placed third at the RPAC Speech Meet last week. They scored 106 points just behind Bertrand who placed first with 112 points and Wallace who placed second with 109 points during the competition. The meet was held at Southwest Junior/Senior High School in Bartley on Feb. 15.

The students on the speech team each choose a category that they would like to compete in. Categories include persuasive speaking, serious prose, poetry, humorous prose, entertainment speaking, duet acting, extemporaneous speaking drama, oral interpretation and informative public speaking.

Several of Wauneta-Palisade’s students placed in the following categories.

Persuasive speaking - Brett Klima first.

Informative public spea king - Klima, first and Taylor Nordhausen, fifth,

Serious prose - Christi Christner, sixth.

Humorous prose - Donald Hunt, sixth and Dawn Pinkal, eighth.

Entertainment speaking - Landon Jutten, eighth.

Duet Acting - Weylin Davis and Tailor Lee, sixth.

Extemporaneous speaking drama - Cody Hicks, eighth.

Oral Interpretation-Weylin Davis, Wes Anderjaska, Connor Kayton, Jacob Maris, Hayden Pollmann, Logan Bischoff, Christi Christner, seventh.

There were 14 teams at the contest this year. They included Bertrand, Wallace, Wauneta-Palisade, Alma, Southern Valley, Paxton, Arapahoe, Hayes Center, Dundy County Stratton, Cambridge, Southwest, Medicine Valley, Maywood and Hitchcock County.

Brett Klima states “Speech has helped me improve my speaking skills. If I did not go out for speech I would not be where I am today. I encourage any high schooler to participate. My goal was to place first in both my events. I accomplished my goal by winning informative and persuasive at RPAC. My next aspiration is to make state for my events.” Coach Liz Nolar went on to say “They went above and beyond my expectations. After ten team members graduated last year and still pulling ahead and placing 3rd over 14 teams at RPAC I was quite impressed with our team.”

Kilma has been RPAC champ in persuasive and informative for 4 years now. He received a large plaque for Persuasive and informative this year at RPAC.

Upcoming events for the Wauneta-Palisade speech team include the annual Speech Night which will be held Monday, March 5, at the Chateau Theatre in Wauneta and Districts on Tuesday, March 13, in North Platte.