SCAPA, Henry Clay solid in regional speech tournament

Author: Tammy L. Lane • First Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017

SCAPA at Bluegrass romped through the junior division of the Kentucky High School Speech League’s 2017 Bluegrass Regional Tournament, and Henry Clay topped the senior sweepstakes. The Feb. 4 contests enabled additional students to qualify for state competition this spring. 

Four middle schools participated in this year’s junior regional. Beaumont took second place, and Morton tied for third. These individual placements, except for one, went to SCAPA students: 

  • Declamation: 1. Riley Gossage, 2. Emily Xiao, 3. Luise Wendroth;
  • Duo Acting: 1. Taylor Boss and Emilia Grossi, 2. Natalie Willett and Reese Willett, 3. Maren Bylund and Joshua Bylund;
  • Extemporaneous Speaking: 1. Julie Sharpe, 2. Sarah Grace Sajadi, 3. Ainsley Kurtz;
  • Humorous Dramatic Interpretation: 1. Daniel Baesler, 2. Isabelle Logsdon, 3. Maren Bylund;
  • Impromptu Speaking: 1. Wenbo Fan, 2. Ally Curry, 3. Deya Andreev;
  • Improvisational Duo: 1. Natalie Willett and Ava Hadland, 2. Deya Andreev and Ally Curry, 3. Karsten VanMeter and Julie Sharpe;
  • Original Oratory: 1. Meaghan Haddix, 2. Evelyn Weaver, 3. Emilia Grossi;
  • Poetry: T1. Natalie Willett and Maren Bylund, 3. Emilia Grossi;
  • Prose: 1. Isabelle Logsdon, 2. Sophia Zhou, 3. Manya Tiwari of Beaumont, 4. Aileen Conner;
  • Radio Broadcasting: 1. Ally Curry, 2. Meaghan Haddix, 3. Karsten VanMeter;
  • Solo Acting: 1. Meaghan Haddix, 2. Daniel Baesler, 3. Ava Hadland;
  • Storytelling: 1. Isabelle Logsdon, 2. Daniel Baesler, 3. Reese Willett.

In the senior division standings, Paul Laurence Dunbar finished third, Lafayette fourth, and Bryan Station eighth. Individual results from FCPS included: 

  • Declamation: 2. Angie Xiao, Dunbar; 4. Sarah Fields, Dunbar; 5. Katie Chen, Henry Clay;
  • Dramatic Interpretation: 1. Emma Bellomy, Henry Clay; 2. Cooper Boss, Henry Clay; 4. Sarah Fields, Dunbar;
  • Duo Interpretation: 2. Tyler Gorman and Elizabeth Salamanca, Henry Clay; 4. Paige Barricklow and Alex Welch, Henry Clay;
  • Extemporaneous Speaking: 1. Leila Abou-Jaoude, Lafayette; 2. Henry Walther, Henry Clay; 3. Zach Sippy, Henry Clay; 4. David Ma, Dunbar;
  • Humorous Interpretation: 1. Jade Kropp, Henry Clay; 2. Nasim Mohammadzadeh, Dunbar; 3. Julia Radhakrishnan, Dunbar;
  • Impromptu Speaking: 1. Leila Abou-Jaoude, Lafayette; 3. Henry Walther, Henry Clay; 4. Rachael Gilbert, Henry Clay; 5. Shelby Amato, Henry Clay; 6. David Ma, Dunbar;
  • Improvisational Duo: 1. Emma Bellomy and Maddie Butler, Henry Clay; 3. Jade Kropp and Elizabeth Salamanca, Henry Clay; 5. Sydney Craig and Sarah Belin, Henry Clay;
  • Informational Speaking: T1. Luke Sills, Dunbar; 2. David Vulakh, Dunbar; 3. Irish Jenkins, Henry Clay; 4. Sarah Elliott, Lafayette;
  • Oratory: 1. Megan Slusarewicz, Dunbar; 3. Parker Smith, Dunbar;
  • Poetry: 1. Sahar Mohammadzadeh, Dunbar; 2. Paige Barricklow, Henry Clay; 3. Megan Slusarewicz, Dunbar; 4. Rest Aliu, Dunbar;
  • Program Oral Interpretation: 1. Jade Kropp, Henry Clay; 2. Cooper Boss, Henry Clay; 3. Sahar Mohammadzadeh, Dunbar;
  • Prose: 2. Jillian Nichols, Henry Clay;
  • Radio Broadcasting: 1. Leila Abou-Jaoude, Lafayette; 2. Parker Smith, Dunbar; 3. Tyler Gorman, Henry Clay; 5. Shelby Amato, Henry Clay; 6. Katie Chen, Henry Clay;
  • Storytelling: 1. Maddie Butler, Henry Clay; 3. Alyssa Payton, Henry Clay; 4. Cas Young, Henry Clay. 

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