Jamestown High School speech team participates in events

Several students qualified for state recently.

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Members of the Jamestown High School speech team include front, from left, Emma Wiley, Maddy Orr, Avery Mee, Haley Mathias and Katheryn Dobson; middle, from left, Ross Motter, Madison Grieve, Olivia Schriock, Tyler Piehl, Anja McDermid, Trinity Cross; and back, from left, Daniel Nyland, Pete Weinzirel, CeCe Maulding and Matthew Motschenbacher.
Contributed / Laura Weis

The Jamestown High School speech team began its 2022 season with a meet in Valley City on Jan. 15. JHS competed against 14 class A and B schools, placing third overall. Oliva Schriock and Paris Eslick placed first and state qualifying in a humorous duo. Individual results are as follows:

Dramatic Interpretation – Ross Motter, second

Extemporaneous Speaking - Madison Grieve, fourth

Humorous Duo – Oliva Schriock and Paris Eslick, first (state qualifier), Trinity Cross and Cece Maulding, second

Humorous Interpretation – Olivia Schriock, seventh


Impromptu Speaking – Madison Grieve, fifth, Peter Weinzirel, sixth

Radio Broadcasting – Madelyn Orr, third

Serious Prose – Ross Motter, second

Speech to Entertain – Paris Eslick, seventh

Speech to Inform –Madelyn Orr, third, Devin Manson, seventh

On Jan. 29, the team traveled to North Sargent High School in Gwinner to compete against 19 class A and B schools. JHS placed third overall and had third more state qualifiers: Madelyn Orr in radio broadcasting, Anja McDermid in serious prose, and Ross Motter in dramatic interpretation. Individual results are below:

Dramatic Interpretation – Ross Motter, first (state qualifier), Trinity Cross, seventh

Extemporaneous Speaking - Tyler Piehl, fourth, Madison Grieve, fifth, Haley Mathias, top novice


Humorous Duo – Madelyn Orr and Emma Wiley, fifth

Humorous Interpretation – Olivia Schriock, fourth

Impromptu Speaking – Madison Grieve, fourth

Poetry – Olivia Schriock, third

Radio Broadcasting – Madelyn Orr, first (state qualifier)

Serious Duo – Anja McDermid and Daniel Nyland, second

Serious Prose – Anja McDermid, second (state qualifier), Ross Motter, third

Speech to Entertain – Peter Weinzirel, eighth


Speech to Inform – Emma Wiley, fourth, Madelyn Orr, sixth, Avery Mee, eighth

Speech to Persuade - Matthew Motschenbacher, third

Storytelling – Matthew Motschenbacher, sixth

February will be a busy month for JHS speech. The team will travel to St. Mary’s High School on Feb. 12, Fargo South on Feb.19 and Shiloh High School in Bismarck on the Feb. 26.

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