Speech team members qualify for State meet

Competition set for March 9 at Fishers High School


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The sophomores who have qualified for the State meet on March 9 show off the Sectional championship trophy, which the entire team captured at Perry Meridian.

Jameson Browne , Reporter

The speech State Finals will take place at Fishers High School on March 9, and Cathedral will be well represented.

The speech and debate team has 29 entries for the finals, with 20 different participants hoping to contribute to a State championship run. Mrs. Jeanne Malone, speech team head coach, said she always enjoys with the team. “Coaching speech and debate is inspiring. To help students find their voices and reach their potential is amazing,” Malone wrote in an email.

She says the team is always finding new ways to impress her and expects that to continue through the State and National finals. “Every day the team teaches me something new,” Malone said. She hopes that this program will continue to benefit team members after high school and that is where she finds he passion in coaching.

Malone said, “Perhaps the greatest joy comes from students who go on to use their voice for others as an advocate.”

Broadcasting: Erin Brown

Dramatic Interpretation: Olivia Schneider, Lauren Browning and Arlissa Dumas

Duo Interpretation: Katie Darragh and Olivia Schneider

Humorous Interpretation: Sammy Kacius, Madison Ackley

Impromptu Speaking: Henry Eifert, Nicholas Grill, Katie Darragh and Andrew de las Alas

International Extemporaneous Speaking: Henry Eifert, Andrew de las Alas, Nicholas Grill and Brendan Hurley

Original Oratory: Sammy Kacius, Emma Faulkner, Lauren Dubbink and Angel Luo

Poetry Interpretation: Victory Sampson, Kiersten Fisher and Emma Faulkner

Program Oral Interpretation: Angel Luo and Miriam Santos

Prose Interpretation: Lauren Browning and Lauren Dubbink

United States Extemporaneous Speaking: Anna Pohl, Alex Koers and Victoria Akinwande