EPS Speech Team Excels At Meets

The EPS Speech Team is off and running.
On Wednesday, Jan. 29, the team traveled to the Howells-Dodge Invite. Participants competed against some large schools and some tough competition.
“It was a great first outing, as we gained lots of experience,” said co-coach Stacy Shumake-Henn. “We had some close calls as far as breaking finals.”
Superior ratings were earned by the following:  Ivy Prater and Ethan Fischer-Duet,  Ivy Prater-Entertainment Speaking,  Katie Polk-Serious Prose, and Stevey Hatch-Extemporaneous Speaking.
Those earning Excellent ratings were as follows:  Allison Koenig, Hunter Thramer, Jamie Hoefer, Taya Voborny,  and Zoey Bergman-OID, Lisa Dohmen-Humorous Prose, and Travis Grosserode, Christopher Bush, Dylan Widger, Alois Warner, and Kenny Bush-OID.
On Friday, Feb. 14, the team took their experience to the Lindsay Holy Family Meet, where three events earned medals.
Katie Polk earned 2nd in Serious Prose,  Ivy Prater received 4th in Entertainment Speaking, and the OID of Travis Grosserode, Christopher Bush, Alois Warner, Dylan Widger, and Kenny Bush earned 5th place medals.
Superior ratings were earned by the following:  Lisa Dohmen, Humorous Prose, Paige Nichols and Katrina Gross-Duet, and Bailey Carpenter-Poetry, and  Hunter Thramer, Allison Koenig, Taya Voborny, Jaime Hoefer, and Zoey Bergman-OID.
Tyler Smith was awarded an Excellent rating in Entertainment Speaking.

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