Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Eagles earn ribbons at CNFL

GRAND ISLAND—Two varsity members of the Brady speech team and two competing in the novice section brought home honors from the Central Nebraska Forensic League Invite in Grand Island on Saturday.

The meet included 34 schools, more than half of which compete in Class A or B. All students competed against each other regardless of school size.

The meet was run in three rounds with awards presented afterward. Most meets, according to Brady speech coach Cindy Kuklis, have two rounds and then finals.

“With three rounds and awards, everyone gets to perform three times,” Kuklis said. “This allows everyone more practice.”

In the varsity division, Ethan Callahan and Danielle Gutherless earned two ribbons each.

Callahan received superior ribbons in serious prose and extemporaneous speaking.

Gutherless earned her superior ribbons in poetry and serious prose.

Others to compete at the varsity level and their judges’ ratings were:

Daniel Splane—two superior and an excellent in poetry.

Jessica Schrad—three excellents in poetry.

Micah Most—two superiors and an excellent in both informative speaking and entertainment.

Jessica Schrad and Ethan Callahan—two superiors and an excellent in duet acting.

In the novice division, Sierra Quadhamer received a superior ribbon in humorous prose while Brodie Sullivan-Bock got his superior in serious prose.

Others in the novice division and their judges’ ratings were:

Amanda Lunkwitz— one superior and two excellents in humorous prose.

Sierra Quadhamer—two excellents and one good in persuasive speaking.

Taina Taullie and Amanda Lunkwitz—two superiors and a good in duet acting.

The Eagle speech team will compete at the Gothenburg Invite on Saturday. There are 20 teams entered in the event, which is open to the public and begins at 8 a.m.