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Speech team prepares for District meet with Speech Night at Chateau PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 March 2013 16:56

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team put on quite the show Tuesday night at their annual “ Speech Spectacular” at the Chateau Theatre. Performers included, left to right, Ellie Lee, Cameo Rector, Cassidy Rathe, Nicole Strand and Leianuna Alberts as they present “Zucchini Crusades.”


By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta-Palisade speech team prepared for the upcoming District Speech Meet with its annual Speech Spectacular Tuesday night, March 12, at the Chateau Theatre. Led by Masters of Ceremony Landon Jutten and Cody Hicks, seven acts performed during the evening event.

John Christner and Christi Christner opened performances with their duet “Open to Interpretation,” several different approaches to the tale of Hansel and Gretel.

Jutten then gave his speech “Awkwardness.”

Prior to intermission, Tom McGraw spoke about the Navy SEALS emblem in his speech, “The Sacred Symbol.”

Following the break, Cameo Rector performed her Humorous Prose piece, “Camp Sunshine,” about time spent at summer camp.

Jutten and Hicks then performed their duet “A Day in the Life of a Hillbilly.”

Christi Christner performed once more, this time a Serious Prose piece, “Dreams,” about a child dealing with her father’s suicide and mother’s depression.

Wrapping up the event was the Oral Interpretation of Drama team composed of Leiauna Alberts, Cassidy Rathe, Ellie Lee, Cameo Rector and Nicole Strand. The group performed “Zucchini Crusades” as Little Red trying to deliver zucchini bread to her grandmother.

Members of the community are invited to come watch the speech team perform Thursday as the Wauneta Attendance Center hosts the District Speech meet.

Beginning at 8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT, events will be going on throughout the day free of charge.

Those qualifying will compete in at the State speech meet, Friday, March 22, on the UNK campus in Kearney.