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Dunbar places second in virtual State Speech Tournament

KHSSL logo Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was runner-up and Henry Clay placed fifth in the Kentucky High School Speech League’s 2020 State Speech Tournament, which went virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. 

Students from 25 schools across Kentucky competed in 14 events to cap the year’s speech season after organizers converted March’s scheduled tournament at the University of Louisville to a virtual format in May. KHSSL’s first online event happened to mark its 100th year of state competitions. Following are highlights from Fayette County Public Schools.

Broadcast Announcing: 1st place to Parker Smith and 2nd to Sadie Bograd, both of Dunbar

Dramatic Interpretation: 5th to Kirsten Couly of Henry Clay

Duo Interpretation: 4th to Kirsten Couly and Lindsey Guilford of Henry Clay; 5th to Sanaa Kahloon and Nyasha Musoni of Dunbar

Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st to Gabriella Staykova and 2nd to Ayush Tibrewal, both of Dunbar

Impromptu Speaking: 1st to Sadie Bograd of Dunbar

Improvisational Duo: 5th to Skylar Seavey and Kathuure Miriti of Lafayette; 6th to Rachael Kelly and Ellen Woodward of Lafayette

Oratory: 4th to Parker Smith and 6th to Lynn Ye, both of Dunbar

Poetry: 6th to Nyasha Musoni of Dunbar

Program of Oral Interpretation: 2nd to Sanaa Kahloon of Dunbar

Prose: 6th to Samantha Hacker of Henry Clay

For more information, visit the Kentucky High School Speech League’s website or email Executive Director Steve Meadows



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