The Glasgow High School Speech & Drama Team competed Saturday at the Circle Invitational Meet. Sixteen schools competed at this meet; eight of them were Class B schools, three Class A and five Class C.
The Glasgow team again came home with the Class B Drama trophy, earning 50 points while their closest rival, Plentywood, earned 25 and Huntley Project had 24 points. The Speech team came home with 52 points and a third-place trophy behind Shepherd with 66 and Huntley Project with 60.
The experience that the seniors bring to the team is translating into first-place medals. This week Kylie Cook won her second Serious Solo title, performing “The Button,” while fellow senior Amanda Kresal took second with “My Mother’s Touch.”
Three seniors who just finished their cross country season competed in their first meet on Saturday. Bridger Sanders mimed his way to a first-place medal. Jared Chalmers earned a perfect score, taking firsts in all three preliminary rounds and firsts from all three judges in finals, earning him the first-place medal in Impromptu Speaking. Amanda McDonald earned second in SOI.
Individual placements in Drama were:
Pantomime: Machaela Cathey – third.
Humorous Solo: Hailey Stone – fourth.
Serious Duo: Kat Geer and Kyla Harrington – fifth.
Humorous Duo: Rachel Overby and James Fauth – seventh.
Individual placement in Speech were:
Spontaneous Oral Interpretation: Rachel Sigmundstad – 2nd; Maria Morris – third.
Serious Oral Interpretation: Ethan Jamba – fourth.
Humorous Oral Interpretation: Ember Barnett – sixth.
A newly-sanctioned Class B event was introduced at the Circle meet – Spontaneous Oral Interpretation of Literature (SPOI). It is a combination of Impromptu, where the student is given a new piece and has only five minutes to prepare, and the other Oral Interpretation events where the student has to read and can not move her feet. Coach Sharon LaBonty said, “It is a very challenging new event and we were real proud of our two freshmen girls for doing so well.”
Also competing in speech was Andy Brandt in HOI, where he placed ninth, one out of the finals in a field of 24 competitors.
Next Saturday, the team will be traveling to Roundup.