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Middle school speech team earns trophy for excellence at state tournament

Over February 28–29, the KCD middle school speech team competed at the 2020 Kentucky State Speech Tournament. The team’s strong performance placed them 4th in the state, and the Bearcats received the sustained excellence traveling trophy, which they will get to keep for a year.
Several students made semifinals, putting them in the top 18 in the state, and many of those students made finals. The results were as follows:

  • Quinn Hall and Rowan Hall: Improvisational Duo
  • Rowan Hall: Humorous Interpretation 
  • Lila Hayden: Prose Interpretation 
  • Seleen Maya: Dramatic Interpretation and Poetry
  • Minhal Nazeer: Declamation and Prose
  • Melis Ozyurekoglu: Humorous Interpretation 
  • Soren Rai: Broadcasting Announcing
  • Anya Sharma: Dramatic Interpretation 
  • Naya Singal: Prose Interpretation and Storytelling
  • Naya Singal and Lila Hayden: Duet Acting
  • Katie Vonder Haar: Original Oratory

Of those semifinalists, several students placed in finals, putting them in the top 6 in the state.

  • Quinn Hall and Rowan Hall: 3rd in Improvisational Duo
  • Lila Hayden: 5th in Prose Interpretation 
  • Seleen Maya: 6th in Dramatic Interpretation and 3rd in Poetry
  • Minhal Nazeer: 3rd in Declamation and 2nd in Prose Interpretation 
  • Naya Singal: 3rd in Prose Interpretation 
  • Katie Vonder Haar: 6th in Original Oratory

Great job Bearcats!
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