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CCHS Speech Team Takes 8th in State Tournament

CCHS Speech Team Takes 8th in State Tournament

Calloway County High School Speech Team traveled to Northern Kentucky University this weekend to compete in the Kentucky High School Speech League State tournament and placed 8th out of 42 high schools.  Twelve CCHS students comprised 22 entries and advanced 6 entries to semi-finals and 3 entries to quarter finals. Sophomore Sarah Gardner advanced to the final round in prose and placed 6th in the state.  

Semifinalists (top 12 in the state) included Vayla Carlisle and Brilee Garland in duo interpretation, Vayla Carlisle in humorous interpretation, Elizabeth Lanier in informative speaking, Sarah Gardner in poetry and Kylee Carter in prose. Quarter finalists (top 24 in the state) included William Dunnaway in broadcasting, Elizabeth Lanier in impromptu, and Vayla Carlisle and Brilee Garland in improvisational duo.   

Additionally, Coach Jennifer Dunnaway was named the Kentucky High School Speech League Coach of the Year.  Dunnaway was nominated for the award by coaches in the region.  The winner is voted upon by coaches representing the 42 schools that attended the tournament.   

These students also represented Calloway and contributed to the team's success: Quinlyn Moore, Gracie Fike, Amber Wu, Landon Carter, Madison Moore, and Whitney Potter.  Miranda Wilson and Breeanna Maupin are the assistant coaches for the CCHS Speech Team.