WSC To Host District Speech Meet Tuesday

WAYNE – While the Wayne High Speech team will be traveling to Columbus on Monday, March 12 for their District competition, several northeast Nebraska schools will be coming to Wayne State College Tuesday.

Students from nine high schools will compete in the Class C2-2 District Speech Tournament with most events taking place in the Kanter Student Center.

Around 200 participants will be represented from the attending high schools which include Archbishop Bergan; Cedar Bluffs; East Butler; Guardian Angels Central Catholic; Homer; Howells-Dodge, Oakland-Craig, Pender and Walthill.

Dr. Deborah Whitt, WSC Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Honors Program, will serve as the host director.

Students compete in informative speaking, persuasive speaking, after dinner speaking, extemporaneous speaking, duet acting, poetry interpretation, prose interpretation and dramatic interpretation. An awards ceremony is set for 5 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre of the Peterson Fine Arts Center. The day’s events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Whitt at 402-375-7352.

The Wayne High speech team will next compete in the District B-4 Tournament on Monday, March 12 from Columbus Lakeview. Other schools being represented include Arlington, Columbus Scotus, Douglas County West, Schuyler, Wahoo and West Point-Beemer.

State Speech will take place from Nebraska-Kearney on Thursday, March 22 for Classes A, B and C1 while Classes C2, D1 and D2 will compete on Friday, March 23.