Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cougar speech team places second in Roundup

The Columbus speech team continued to roll last weekend, bringing home a second-place trophy from Roundup on a technicality.
At the end of the meet, Columbus and Huntley were tied for first place. After following two tie-breaker protocols, Huntley was awarded first place and Columbus was given second.
Once again, Susan Carrel took the top spot in dramatic oral interpretation to lead the team. Next was Adrian Cook, who placed second in impromptu speaking.
Three Cougars finished well in spontaneous oral interpretation – Josiah Forseth in second, Tanner Meier with fourth, and Alexis Schatz in sixth. Kolton Gladney earned fourth in memorized public address, and McKayla Valdez placed sixth in informative speaking.
The Columbus debate team of Allison and Riley Onoszko also found success last Saturday, placing first in policy debate.
While the drama team did not place, several individuals competed well. Ashton Zwetzig and Heather Richardson finished fourth with their dramatic duo acting piece. In humorous solo, Kadie Flemetis placed sixth.
This Saturday, the Cougar speech and drama team will travel to Manhattan to face teams from the southern division.
Columbus coach Johanna Kern is searching for community members to help judge events during the divisional tournament, which will be held in Columbus on Jan. 20. Anyone interested should contact Columbus High School.