State Speech and Drama 2017

Thank you to the Shelby community for your support and participation with the Speech and Drama team.
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate as a judge in our meet in December. As well as a huge thank you to Paul Reagor for his help with debate. We had an extremely successful season, with every member of our team qualifying for state. The results for the Divisional competition held in Bigfork were as follows:
*Michael Sanchez and Jordyn Kruty 6th place Humorous Duo,
*Casey Ward- 5th place LD Debate,
*Rikki Bleecker- 3rd place Dramatic Solo,
*Jessica Steiner- 3rd place Impromptu Speaking,
*Samantha Aklestad- 2nd place Spontaneous Oral Interpretation,
*Grace Aklestad- 1st place Extemporaneous Speaking.
The speech team as a whole, took 3rd place in class B sweeps.
We have had a wonderful season full of lots of growth and learning. This was further exemplified at State in Havre this past weekend when every member of the team made semi-finals, placing as one of the 12 best in their event in the State in classes B and C. Though everyone performed to the best of their ability, the competition was top notch, as Grace, Rikki, and Sam earned their way to finals, while Casey competed in quarter finals. Though Jessica, Michael, and Jordyn’s day ended after semi finals, they all had extremely successful seasons. At the end of the day these competitors came home with State medals,
*Casey Ward-7th LD Debate
*Rikki Bleecker-4th Dramatic Solo
*Grace Aklestad-7th Extemporaneous Speaking
*Sam Aklestad-1st Spontaneous Oral Interpretation
Bravo to everyone on the Shelby Speech and Drama Team.