KEARNEY – Conestoga students made a successful trip to the central part of the state Thursday with multiple medals at a speech meet.
CHS finished in third place in the Bearcat Babble at Kearney. Conestoga collected 164 points in a meet that featured larger schools. Kearney won the team title with 256 points and Grand Island Northwest placed second with 178 points.
The Cougars returned home with medals in seven categories. Jacob Drake, Jessica Williams, David Carlton, Kiera Mendoza, Riley Olson, Oren Bush, Jasmine Rainey and Cassidy Hartig all captured awards during the day.
Top Five Team Results
Kearney 256, Grand Island Northwest 178, Conestoga 164, Kearney Catholic 88, Grand Island Central Catholic 66
Duet Acting: Jacob Drake and Jessica Williams (1st), David Carlton and Kiera Mendoza (3rd)
Entertainment Speaking: Jacob Drake (3rd), Jasmine Rainey (6th)
Informative Speaking: Jessica Williams (4th)
Oral Interpretation of Drama: Cassidy Hartig, David Carlton, Jasmine Rainey, Oren Bush, Riley Olson (2nd)
Persuasive Speaking: Jessica Williams (2nd)
Oral Interpretation of Poetry: Kiera Mendoza (1st), Riley Olson (3rd)
Oral Interpretation of Serious Prose: David Carlton (3rd)