The Show Must Go On - Online
Scottie Speech and Drama Claims 3rd at Divisionals Send 9 to State
January 27, 2021
The Glasgow Speech and Drama team is rounding up their unusual season. They hosted a virtual showcase last Thursday evening and competed in the Virtual Eastern B/C Divisional Meet on Saturday. Nine members of the team are moving on to the Virtual State Meet this Saturday, hosted by Huntley Project.
Thursday night's Virtual Showcase and Senior Night had the team in the Glasgow High School Library with head coach Jodi Griffin broadcasting the event on Facebook Live for family, friends and fans who were unable to attend due to coronavirus restrictions. Though the restrictions for the Showcase were a bit of a disappointment for the team, they dug deep and the show went on - virtually.
Despite the lack of a live audience, the team members, at this point used to performing for the camera, fed off each other's energy and support and delivered a lively show for their audience. First up for the team, was Mason Swenson, who was doubly digital, participating from home as he has done for most of the season with his memorized public address. Bailee Baxter, Harley Edwards and Alesia Hopstad then took center "stage" for their classical theater piece. Raelee Dowden was next with her dramatic solo, followed by Hailee Richardson's humorous oral interpretation.
Hunter Towner performed his humorous solo and was followed by Emma Whitmer's spontaneous oral interpretation. Chase Tarum then performed his humorous solo and was followed by Austin Lopez's spontaneous oral interpretation. Talon Laffin closed out the show with his humorous oral interpretation. The team reveled in the feedback on Facebook as they prepared themselves for their divisional meet just two days later.
The team brought home two Third Place finishes on Saturday, in Speech and in Drama. Nine team members are moving on to the state meet this week, their hard work all season paying off. Tarum, Dowden, Swenson, Laffin, Lopez, Whitmer, Baxter, Edwards and Hopstad will represent Glasgow in the biggest Speech and Drama meet of the year.
Final placings for Eastern Divisional Tournament
Chase Tarum -2nd Place humorous solo
Hunter Towner-9th place humorous solo
Raelee Dowden -2nd place dramatic solo
Mason Swenson -4th place Memorized Public Address
Talon Laffin-3rd place-Humorous Oral Interpretation
Hailee Richardson-8th place Humorous Oral interpretation
Austin Lopez -5th place -spontaneous oral interpretation
Emma Whitmer -2nd place Spontaneous Oral Interpretation
Classical trio-Bailee Baxter, Alesia Hopstad and Harley Edwards - 2nd place