The VHS Speech Team went to Wausa on Saturday, February 13 to participate in the Wausa Invitational Speech Meet. Twelve area schools competed in the day long tournament: Crofton, Pierce, Laurel-Concord, Wausa, Wynot, Hartington-Newcastle, Plainview, Niobrara, Creighton, Hartington Cedar Catholic, Bloomfield, and Verdigre.
Medal winners in the Novice Division were: Stephanie Shakespaere - 1st in Poetry; Alexis Hrbek - 4th in Poetry, Aaron Pavelka - 3rd in Persuasive, OID Team of Blake Bartling, Stephanie Shakespaere, Morgan Hrbek, Ashlyn Hamilton, and Anthony Vakoc - 6th; and the Duet Acting Team of Bailey Frank and Stephanie Shakespaere - 1st place.
Medal winners in the Varsity Division were: Megan Leasure - 4th in Serious Prose, and the OID Team of Austin Burkhardt, Madi Randa, Haylee Klawitter, Isaac Cook and Megan Cook - 5th Place. Other competitors and their events were: Shawn Sucha - Extemporaneous Speaking, Austin Burkhardt and Isaac Cook - Humorous Prose, Megan Cook and Blake Bartling - Duet Acting, Haylee Klawitter and Madi Randa - Duet Acting, Haylee Klawitter - Poetry, and the OID Team of Shawn Sucha, Aaron Pavelka, Megan Leasure and Bailey Frank.
Their next meet will be Saturday, February 20th in Crofton.