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HCHS speech team fares well at state tournament

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The HCHS Speech team completed at the Kentucky High School Speech League (KHSSL) state tournament on March 6-8. In order to compete in this tournament a student must first qualify at the district level. There were 46 competing schools and 915 individual entries. The team placed fourth out of the 46 schools and all nine competing members of the team advanced to the next level. Individual Results: Erin Bradford (senior) - semi finalist in declamation and oratory; Lauren Shepard (senior) - third in broadcasting and semi-finalist in declamation; Wylie Caudill and Alycia Schaum (juniors) - fifth in improvisational duo; Marie Bowen (sophomore) - semi-finalist in impromptu speaking; Jacob Sanders (sophomore)- fifth in original oratory, advanced to super Congress, and semi-finalist in poetry; Ross Smith (sophomore) - third in declamation, fourth in original oratory, and semi-finalist in impromptu speaking; Jared Thomas (sophomore)- third in extemporaneous speaking and third in impromptu speaking; Katie Stein (freshman) - semi finalist in prose and poetry. The HCHS speech team regular competition season has concluded. The team had three members that attended the Catholic Forensics League District Tournament to qualify to attend the national tournament in May. The team is proud to announce that Smith will be representing the state in original oratory, Stein in oral interpretation, and Sanders as an alternate to represent the state of Kentucky in the CFL Congress Session.