Speech State Championships Begin


The state speech competition has begun in Kearney, and hundreds of students across Nebraska filled the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus. Those students participating on Thursday were in classes A, B, and C-1.

Humorous interpretation of prose, informative public speaking, and duet-acting were just some of the performances seen. Students say this is a prestigious event that they are sure to benefit from.

"Just being here and seeing all the state competitions helped me realize what it takes to get to state. I really do think it's important to have those communication skills that will be beneficial down the road," said Jenna Longmore, sophomore at Gering High School.

Results from the conferences can be found on the Nebraska School Activities Association's web site at