JHS Speech wins tournamentJamestown High School and Middle School speech teams traveled to Devils Lake High School on Feb. 11. The results: In Radio Broadcasting, Joe Jensen placed second. In Speech to Persuade, Kelsey Becker placed fourth. Brittany McIntyre placed fifth with her Speech to Entertain and in her Humorous Duo performed with Jana Lynch. Lynch also placed third in Impromptu Speaking.
Jamestown High School and Middle School speech teams traveled to Devils Lake High School on Feb. 11. The results: In Radio Broadcasting, Joe Jensen placed second. In Speech to Persuade, Kelsey Becker placed fourth. Brittany McIntyre placed fifth with her Speech to Entertain and in her Humorous Duo performed with Jana Lynch. Lynch also placed third in Impromptu Speaking.
Other place winners in Impromptu were Cassie Reidburn, fourth, Matt Baumgartner, seventh, and Megan Kapp, Superior Speaking award in that event.
Lynch also placed third in Serious Duo with her partner, Jace Erickson. Erickson was named Superior Speaker in Humorous, placed second in Dramatic, third in Serious, and he won, and qualified for state, in Poetry.
Matt Baumgartner earned the Superior Speaker award in Storytelling, and in Humorous Duo, Emily Lauinger and Mikalya Patel were awarded Top Novice recognition, while Hunter Carpenter and Brittney Carpenter took second place. Elise Opp earned Top Novice in Dramatic while Patel took Top Novice in Serious Prose; Morgan Baumgartner placed second, in Serious as well. Baumgartner also placed third in Poetry while Kapp took seventh and Libby Kruse placed fifth. Kruse also placed second in her Serious Duo with her partner, Cassie Reidburn. Reidburn placed eighth in Extemporaneous Speaking and Kapp took seventh.
Twenty-one teams competed in Devils Lake and Jamestown won the meet.
Jamestown’s next meet was Feb. 18 in Mandan with the following results: In Dramatic Interpretation, Brittney Carpenter was named Top Novice, Jasmine Glasgow placed seventh, and Erickson placed sixth. Brittney Carpenter also finished in ninth place with her partner, Hunter Carpenter, in Humorous Duo. Also placing in Humorous Duo were Patel and Emily Lauinger, eighth, and Lynch and Brittany McIntyre, fifth. In Poetry, Morgan Baumgartner finished seventh, while Erickson placed fifth. Erickson also placed third in Serious Duo with his partner, Lynch. Lynch placed eighth with her first attempt at Radio Broadcasting, and Glasgow finished fourth in that same event.
Reidburn placed fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Joyce Zhan, a foreign exchange student from China, earned eighth place with her speech to Inform about the differences between McDonalds in the U.S. and of those in China. Kelsey Becker placed sixth in Persuade, and McIntyre placed sixth in Storytelling. McIntyre also placed fifth with her speech to Entertain, and Lynch earned fourth place in Impromptu Speaking. Baumgartner and Erickson placed fifth and fourth, respectively, in Serious Prose. Dakota Kaplan earned recognition for his efforts at the meet, and received an award for it.
Eleven teams competed at the Mandan meet; Jamestown finished third.
The team placed fourth at an event with 24 teams at St. Mary’s High School on Feb. 25. It was the JHS and JMS speech teams’ largest meet. Here are the individual results.
Erickson placed in two events, sixth in Dramatic and fourth in Serious Prose. Baumgartner also placed in Serious with sixth. Kapp and Lynch placed sixth and fourth, respectively, in Impromptu Speaking. Lynch also placed second in her Humorous Duo, with partner McIntyre. Brittney Carpenter and Hunter Carpenter placed fifth in Humorous Duo, while Elise Opp and Jayden Struble were named Top Novice with their Humorous Duo.
Two speakers earned a top eight finish in Radio Broadcasting, Glasgow sixth and Jensen fourth. Zhan placed sixth with her speech to Inform, and Reidburn and Kruse earned a sixth place finish with their Serious Duo.
The team will travel to Harvey on March 10, followed by Bismarck High on March 17.