BENNET – Cass County students captured an array of awards Wednesday during the East Central Nebraska Conference Speech Invite.
Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock and Louisville teenagers all won medals during the daylong league meet. Action took place at Bennet Elementary School in Palmyra’s district.
Conestoga finished third in team standings and collected a pair of ECNC championships at the meet. David Carlton and Kiera Mendoza earned first place in the Duet Acting category and Alex Lamoureux collected a league title in the Oral Interpretation of Serious Prose division. CHS students won awards in seven categories.
Elmwood-Murdock placed fourth in team standings and posted honors in six contests. Jac Clements led the Knights with a second-place showing in the Extemporaneous Speaking event.
Louisville placed fifth in team standings and captured awards in five categories. Peyton Banks and Tatum Nickell led the Lions with a second-place honor in the Duet Acting category.
Top Five Team Results
Malcolm 366, Auburn 313, Conestoga 298, Elmwood-Murdock 225, Louisville 199
Duet Acting: David Carlton and Kiera Mendoza (1st)
Entertainment Speaking: Jacob Drake (2nd)
Extemporaneous Speaking: Caylin Maier (5th), Jacob Drake (6th)
Informative Speaking: Jessica Williams (3rd), Caylin Maier (6th)
Oral Interpretation of Drama: Alex Lamoureux, Charlie Erny, Dawson Hogue (5th)
Oral Interpretation of Serious Prose: Alex Lamoureux (1st), David Carlton (3rd)
Persuasive Speaking: Kiera Mendoza (2nd), Kelsi Weilage (6th)
Duet Acting: Josh Lockman and Kabi Mumford (4th), Gus Pope and Noah Arent (6th)
Entertainment Speaking: Cody Bornemeier (4th)
Extemporaneous Speaking: Jac Clements (2nd)
Oral Interpretation of Humorous Prose: Drew Pegler (6th)
Oral Interpretation of Serious Prose: Rylee Hogue (6th)
Persuasive Speaking: Caleb Jones (5th)
Duet Acting: Peyton Banks and Tatum Nickell (2nd)
Extemporaneous Speaking: Julian Covington (4th)
Oral Interpretation of Drama: Casey Mason, Joey Gruber, Maxton Yarnell, Meagan Hay, Michael Rupp (6th)
Oral Interpretation of Humorous Prose: Sophie Habrock (4th)
Oral Interpretation of Poetry: Haleigh Diltz (6th)