03/02/12 The Plymouth High School Speech and Debate team dominated a tournament held at Elkhart Memorial High School on February 18. Plymouth finished first with 168 over second place Chesterton with 145. Points are awarded for the various placings in the finals of each event.
Leading for Plymouth and getting first place ribbons included:
Jon Howard, Discussion
April Bowen, Drama
Rebecca Brumbaugh and Shelby Pratt, Memorized Duo
Travis Tredway and Gracie Gilbertson, Script Duo
Patrick Felke, International Extemporaneous
Ashton Morrow, Poetry and Declamation
Kelsey Shaffer, United States Extemporaneous.
Other contestants ranking up points for the team included:
Declamation: Pauline Dagass, second; Travis Tredway, fourth; and Ellen Smith, seventh
Original Oratory: Rebecca Brumbaugh, second; Ellen Smith, fifth.
Poetry: Jason Pickell, second; Christie Gorka, fourth; Gracie Gilbertson, third
Prose: Miranda Hacha, third; Pauline Dagass, fourth; Olivia Hilliard, sixth
United States Extemporaneous: Michaila Nate, fourth
Broadcasting, Kristen Gergely, seventh
Discussion: Brantlee Joseph, sixth; Jace Allen, eighth
Drama: Olivia Hilliard, fourth; Jessica Cleveland, sixth
Memorized Duo: Kyle Barry/Jason Pickell, second
Scripted Duo: Olivia Hilliard/Cassie Gaines, sixth; Kalee Lowry /Chase Holzhart, seventh
Humor: Becca Houser, seventh
Impromptu: Michaila Nate, second; Kelsey Shaffer, third
International Extemporaneous: Kylee Rippy, second
Photo: Ranking firsts in their event at the Elkart Memorial Speech Tournament on Febraury 18, (L to R) April Bowen, Gracie Gilbertson, Travis Tredway, Shelby Pratt, Rebecca Brumbaugh, Kelsey Shaffer, Patrick Felke