CRETE – Local students squared off with speech opponents from across the state Saturday at the Crete Cardinal Classic.
Teenagers from Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock and Louisville represented their school districts at the daylong speech invite. Twenty-eight teams traveled to Crete for action in a variety of categories. Conestoga placed 12th with 68 points, Louisville finished 17th with 56 points and Elmwood-Murdock placed 25th with 20 points.
Jacob Drake, David Carlton, Kiera Mendoza, Jessica Williams, Alex Lamoureux and Charlie Erny all captured medals in various levels of competition for Conestoga. Gus Pope and Noah Arent earned medals for Elmwood-Murdock, and Peyton Banks and Sophie Habrock each produced honors for Louisville.
David City 327, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 243, Nebraska City 192, Kearney 187, Fillmore Central 184, Norris 172, Lincoln Pius X 169, Wahoo/Bishop Neumann 134, David City Aquinas 112, Raymond Central 76, Lincoln North Star 70, Conestoga 68, Grand Island Northwest 66, Columbus Lakeview 66, Lincoln Southeast 64, Milford 57, Louisville 56, Kenesaw 42, Platteview 37, Ashland-Greenwood 36, Franklin 32, Waverly 28, Tri County 25, Ord 24, Elmwood-Murdock 20, Omaha Concordia 18, Fairbury 18, Gretna 15
Entertainment Speaking: Jacob Drake (5th, Championship Results)
Duet Acting: David Carlton and Kiera Mendoza (2nd, Merit Results), Jacob Drake and Jessica Williams (2nd, Next-In Final Results)
Oral Interpretation of Drama: Alex Lamoureux, Charlie Erny, Kiera Mendoza (1st, Merit Results)
Duet Acting: Gus Pope and Noah Arent (6th, Next-In Final Results)
Dramatic Interpretation of Serious Prose: Peyton Banks (6th, Championship Results)
Humorous Interpretation of Prose: Peyton Banks (1st, Next-In Final Results), Sophie Habrock (3rd, Next-In Final Results)