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Franklin tops, team second in speech competition


Sidney High School senior Kelsey Franklin took top honors in Persuasive Speaking at the Plainsman Invitational speech competition at Perkins County, on Feb. 1.

As a team, Sidney finished second out of 17 school participating, placing ahead of the hosts. Ogallala won the event.

Although Franklin brought home the only title, she led a strong contingent of Raiders in the first competition of the year. Five individuals earned medals, as did the Oral Interpretation group and the acting duets. In addition, Thomas Webb was recognized as Top Novice for his presentation in Humorous Prose, while Moselle Yohn won Top Novice in the Extemporaneous Speaking category.

Sidney Medalists:


Kelsey Franklin - 1st, Persuasive Speaking

Casey Baldwin - 2nd, Extemporaneous Speaking; 2nd, Serious Prose

Riley Cheramie - 2nd, Persuasive Speaking

Jenny Myers - 3rd, Poetry

Will Castner - 5th, Extemporaneous Speaking


Sam Cheramie/Andrew Phelps - 2nd, Duet Acting

Jacob Evertson/Mitchel Renkert - 5th, Duet Acting


Jacob Evertson/LaNaya Gutierrez/Mitchel Renkert/Amy

Rowan/Jonathon Stokes - 4th, Oral Interpretation of Drama


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