HCHS speech team takes second in regional competition

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The Harrison County High School speech team came away from regional competition with a second place finish on Feb. 8.
Four members of the team also finished No. 1 in the region in their respective events.
Bringing home first place finishes were Lauren Shepard in broadcasting, Jared Thomas, extemporaneous speaking, Ross Smith, declamation, and Jacob Sanders, original oratory.
“This is a fantastic number of regional winners considering the small size of our team,” said Laura Sanders, HCHS speech coach. “These are committed students who put forth an immense amout of hard work and effort.”
Speech team members who contributed to the second place team finish were: Shepard, Sanders, Amber Schools, Wylie Caudill, Alycia Schaum, Thomas, Smith, Erin Bradford, and Katie Stein.
“Congratulations to the all competitors for their hard work and dedication,” Sanders said.