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Five Letcher students advance to state speech competitions



Five Letcher County Central High School students will participate in a state speech competition on March 12 and 13 in Bowling Green. The students are:

Andi Fields, prose; Cassie Riffe, prose; Isaac Gover and Drew Raleigh, improvisational duo; and Brandon Jent, poetry.

Cassie Riff e and Brandon Jent were runners-up in the improvisational duo category in regional competition.

Elementary and middle school students who will compete in speech on March 19 and 20 in Bowling Green are:

Fleming-Neon — Harleigh Fleming, extemporaneous speaking; Colton Yonts, storytelling; and Deidra Banks, storytelling.

Martha Jane Potter — Michael Holbrook, broadcast announcing and extemporaneous speaking; Alexis Morris, broadcast announcing; Belle Wright, improvisational duo; Samantha Tubbs, improvisational duo and duo acting; Grayson Collier, improvisational duo; Tayler Fleming, improvisational duo; and Kiley Short, duo acting.

Arlie Boggs — Sarah Collins, broadcast announcing; Jacob Craiger, broadcast announcing and storytelling; Sara Maggard, improvisational duo; and Celestial Shuler, improvisational duo.

Whitesburg Middle — Antonio Acevedo, broadcast announcing; Brittany Whitaker, broadcast announcing; Hilton Ray Dixon, broadcast announcing; Brooke Kincer, extemporaneous speaking; Antonio Acevedo and Brooke Kincer, improvisational duo; James Craft and Chippy Frazier, improvisational duo; Tami Hall and Chandra Fisher, improvisational duo; Sara Baker and Kelly Adams, duo acting; Gracia Wright and Billy Sturgill, duo acting; Brittany Whitaker, poetry; Sara Baker, public speaking; and Kelly Adams, public speaking.

In regional competition, Harleigh Fleming, F-NES, was first in extemporaneous speaking; Colton Yonts, F-NES, was second in storytelling; Jacob Craiger, ABES, was first in broadcast announcing and storytelling; Sara Maggard and Celestial Shuler, ABES, were second in improvisational duo; Antonio Acevedo, WMS, was second in broadcast announcing; Sara Baker, WMS, was first in public speaking; Kelly Adams, WMS, was second in public speaking; and Antonio Acevedo and Brooke Kincer were first in improvisational duo.


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