District Speech Results

Congratulations to the Hay Springs Speech Team who competed at district speech on Friday, March 4th at Crawford High Cchool.

Finalists were:
5th place – Abigail Russell in persuasive

6th place – Abigail Nelson in informative

5th place – Sam Hindman and Kaden Langford in duet acting

5th place – Sam Hindman, Kaden Langford, Gabriel Varvel & Jett Rasmussen in oral interpretation of drama (OID)

State qualifiers are
3rd place – Logan DeCoste, Ashley Tobiasson, Taden Tobiasson, Abigail Russell, & Emily Nelson in oral interpretation of drama (OID)

2nd place – Logan DeCoste in poetry

These students will continue their season at state speech held at Kearney high on Friday, March 18th.

Speech Results

The Hay Springs Speech Team had a huge weekend! We competed in Hemingford at 2 meets-the Small Schools meet and the PANCO speech meet. The meets ran at the same time, with the PANCO meet wrapping up with the preliminary rounds. Hay Springs tied with the Sioux County speech team for the PANCO speech champion. However, Hay Springs ended up winning the Small School meet! The following are the results for the day. First listed are the PANCO meet results, followed by the Small Schools meet results.

PANCO meet results (preliminary rounds only):
1st Place
Logan DeCoste – 1st Place Poetry
Sam Hindman, Gabe Varvel, Jett Rasmussen, Kaden Langford – 1st Place OID
Ava McKillip & Taden Tobiasson – 1st Place Duet
Abigail Russell – 1st Place Persuasive
Abigail Russell – 1st Place Serious

2nd Place
Jett Rasmussen – 2nd Place Humorous Prose
Ashley Tobiasson, Logan DeCoste, Emily Nelson, Abigail Russell, Taden Tobiasson – 2nd Place OID
Ashley Tobiasson – 2nd Place Poetry
Kaden Langford & Sam Hindman – 2nd Place Duet Acting
Abby Nelson – 3rd Place Informative

3rd Place
Colter Meeks – 3rd Place Extemporaneous Speaking

Small School results (includes finals):
1st Place
Jett Rasmussen – 1st Place Humorous Prose
Abigail Russell – 1st Place Persuasive
Logan DeCoste – 1st Place Poetry
Ashley Tobiasson, Logan DeCoste, Emily Nelson, Abigail Russell, Taden Tobiasson – 1st Place OID

2nd Place
Sam Hindman, Gabe Varvel, Jett Rasmussen, Kaden Langford – 2nd Place OID
Ashley Tobiasson – 2nd Place Poetry
Ava McKillp & Taden Tobiasson – 2nd Place Duet Acting

4th Place
Kaden Langford & Sam Hindman – 4th Place Duet Acting
Abigail Nelson – 4th Place Informative

5th Place
Abigail Russell – 5th Place Serious Prose
Colter Meeks – 5th Place Extemporaneous Speaking

6th Place
Abigail Nelson & Lilly Dorshorst – 6th Place Duet Acting

These students have worked hard and are eager to head to District Speech on Friday, March 4th in Crawford. We will be having a public performance on Thursday, March 3rd from 5:30-8pm with Breakfast (or supper) served.

Gering Speech Meet

Congratulations to the two Oral Interpretations of Drama (OID) teams who placed in the championship finals in Gering on Saturday, February 12th:

3rd place – Sam Hindman, Kaden Langford, Jett Rasmussen & Gabriel Varvel
6th place – Logan DeCoste, Emily Nelson, Abigail Russell, Ashley Tobiasson & Taden Tobiasson

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Merit Finals(those who would of broke into championship finals next):

1st place – Humorous Prose – Jett Rasmussen
3rd place – Duet Acting – Ava McKillip & Taden Tobiasson

Hay springs as a team placed 7th out of 14 teams.

They will travel to Hemingford for PANCO speech on Saturday, February 19th and then to districts in Crawford on Friday, March 4th.

Gordon-Rushville Speech Meet

Congratulations to the Hay Springs Speech Team who attended the Gordon-Rushville speech meet on Saturday, January 29th. The Oral Intrepretation of Drama (OID) consisting on Gabriel Varvel, Sam Hindman, Kaden Langford and Jaelyn Rasmussen placed 6th. The OID of Emily Nelson, Taden Tobiasson, Ashley Tobiasson, Logan DeCoste and Abbey Russell placed 5th. Abigail Russell also placed 6th in persuasive speaking. The team will compete on Saturday, February 12th at the Gering speech meet.

District Speech

Congratulations to the Hawk speech team who competed at district speech held on Monday, March 1 at South Platte School in Big Springs.

Finalist were:
Abbey Russell – 6th place persuasive

Emily & Abby Nelson – 6th place duet acting

Mia Skinner – 5th place informative & 5th place entertainment

Jett Rasmussen, Sam Hindman, Gabriel Varvel, Jocelyn Varvel & Kaden Langford – 4th place OID

Jett Rasmussen – 4th place humorous prose

Jocelyn Varvel – 2nd place entertainment

Jocelyn also qualified for state speech held in Kearney, NE on Friday, March 19.

Hawks Runners Up At Hemingford Speech Meet

Saturday was a great day in Hemingford for the Hawk speech team!

Individual placements:
Jett Rasmussen-1st place humorous prose
Taden Tobiasson-3rd place humorous prose
Abigail Russell-5th place persuasive
Logan DeCoste-3rd place poetry
Ashley Tobiasson-5th place poetry
Mia skinner-1st place entertainment speaking
Sam Hindman & Kaden Langford-2nd place duet acting
Abigail Nelson & Emily Nelson-4th place duet acting
Sam Hindman, Kaden Langford, Jett Rasmussen, Jocelyn Varvel & Gabriel Varvel-1st place oral interpretation of drama

Hay Springs as a team were the runners up!

We will be hosting a family speech day on Saturday at 10am for the students families to watch their performances (as they are still not allowed to attend the meets) and then we are off to districts on Monday, March 1st at South Platte.

Speech News

The first Hay Springs Speech Meet was held on Saturday, February 15th. All of the speech students competed well! The following students placed within the top 6 of their given events:

1st in Entertainment Jocelyn Varvel
5th in Entertainment Sam Hindman
3rd in Humorous Prose Gabriel Varvel
3rd in Duet Cadell Brunsch & Chaz Twarling
2nd in Oral Interpretation of Drama Jocelyn Varvel, Gabriel Varvel, Sam Hindman & Jett Rasmussen

Speech Meet schedule:
Mitchell Speech Meet Saturday, March 7th
HAWK TALK Wednesday, March 11th
Hemingford/PANCO Meet Saturday, March 14th
District Meet-Gering Monday, March 16th
State Speech-UNK Friday, March 27th