Four qualify for state speech in six events

Two make repeat trips.

MERNA—Four Brady High School students, including three district champions, qualified for next week’s state speech meet during the D1-5 district competition at Anselmo-Merna High School on Monday.

Seniors Danielle Gutherless and Chevas Shaw make return trips to state.

Gutherless has competed in the state meet all four years of high school. She took first at the district Monday in serious prose and qualified as well in poetry by finishing third.

Shaw is a three-time state qualifier. He earned the D1-5 district championship in entertainment speaking and placed second in extemporaneous.

In her first year of speech, freshman Sierra Quadhamer took the district title in persuasive speaking event.

Sophomore Micah Most will compete at state in informative speaking after finishing second at the district contest.

As a team, Brady took third with 93 points behind champion Bertrand at 110 points and Callaway with 99.

The Class D-1 portion of the state speech meet is Friday, March 19, on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Brady competitors finished in the top six in nine other events. Those results are:

Ethan Callahan—Fourth place in oral interpretation of serious prose.

Amanda Lunkwitz—Fourth place in oral interpretation of humorous prose.

Micah Most—Fourth place in entertainment speaking.

Jessica Schrad—Fifth place in oral interpretation of poetry.

Ethan Callahan and Jessica Schrad—Fourth place in duet acting.

Taina Taullie and Amanda Lunkwitz—Sixth place in duet acting.

Both of Brady’s oral interpretation of drama groups received superior ratings and Quadhamer earned excellent ratings in oral interpretation of humorous Prose.

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