From Left: Erin Kelly, Kate Criner, Alexandra Wisner, Shelby Durham, Emily Krall, Jamie Black, Ella Bailey, Coach Robin Kelly. Not pictured, Marco Garcia.
The Paducah Middle School speech team took top honors in three individual categories at the Murray Regional Speech Tournament on Saturday, February 1 at Murray State University. The team also qualified eight members for the state tournament and finished second in the overall team competition.
Regional champions were Marco Garcia, Impromptu Speaking; Ella Bailey and Jamie Black, Improvisational Duo; and Ella Bailey and Alexandra Wisner, Duet Acting. Regional runners-up were Ella Bailey, Solo Acting; Jamie Black, Prose; and Emily Krall, Storytelling. Other team members who qualified to advance to state are Kate Criner, Shelby Durham, and Erin Kelly.