Dunbar places second in virtual State Speech Tournament
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