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Wauneta-Palisade duet acting team earns fifth place medal at state speech in Kearney PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 April 2015 02:30

Cameo Rector, left, and Christi Christner brought home a fifth place medal from State Speech in Kearney last week. The duo performed, “Cinderella Revisited,” a new take on the classical tale of the Cinderella/Fairy Godmother relationship. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)


By Sheri Hink-Wagner

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta-Palisade acting duo of senior Christi Christner and junior Cameo Rector brought home a fifth place medal from state speech, held last week on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

The duo performed “Cinderella Revisited,” which gave the audience a new take on the classic tale of Cinderella and her fairy godmother.

They performed well throughout the competition, earning first place in their first preliminary round, third place in their second preliminary round and ending up with a fifth place finish in the duet acting finals.

Wauneta-Palisade sent a total of three speech team members and four acts to state speech in Kearney last week.

Speech sponsor Liz Noler said all three girls, CeAnna Brewer, Rector and Christner, were very nervous heading into the state speech meet.

Despite their nerves, all three girls gave a good showing at the event.

“All three girls felt good as a whole about their performances throughout the day, despite little upsets like another competitor having portions of the same poetry as CeAnna, Cameo performing one round with an uptight audience who didn’t laugh much, and Christi having to go first in every round, because of being double entered,” explained Noler.

Rector’s humorous interpretation performance didn’t make finals, but earned her fourth place in the first preliminary round and third place in the second preliminary round.

Christner’s serious interpretation earned her a second place spot in the first preliminary round and fourth place in the second preliminary round, which wasn’t quite high enough to earn her a spot in the final round.

Sponsor Noler explained Rector and Christner had an added level of difficulty in their individual competitions as both were double-entered and were not able to stay and see their competitors perform in their individual events. The added challenge kept the two busy, but Noler said the schedule did not cause any trouble for them.

Brewer, a sophomore, also made a strong showing in poetry interpretation with fifth place finishes in both preliminary rounds.

Noler said all three Broncos  agree, “the state competition is the perfect end to their season.  Although the meet itself is higher stress than regular-season meets, it’s an exhilaration they wouldn’t want to miss.”