Ten students from Letcher County Central High School will compete in the state speech competition.
“ This is our third year and each year we take more students to state,” said Kim Sergent, LCCHS speech coach. “This year, we have 10 students competing at state, with three of those competing in three categories and three students competing in two categories at state.”
Isaac Gover and Drew Raleigh won first place in the improvisational duo category of the regional competition of the Kentucky High School Speech League held at Knott County Central High School Feb. 4. Gover and Raleigh are the first regional speech winners from LCCHS. Zach Joseph and Josh Stephens placed second in improvisational duo.
The state competition of the Kentucky High School Speech League will be held March 23 and March 24 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Students competing at state and their categories are:
Humorous Interpretation: Zach Joseph, Drew Raleigh and Abby Frazier
Dramatic Interpretation: Isaac Gover and Mychaela Richardson
Duo Interpretation: Mychaela Richardson/ Josh Stephens and Dorothy Whitaker/Hannah Maggard
Storytelling: Dorothy Whitaker
Broadcasting: Zach Joseph and Crysta Warlick
Poetry: Josh Stephens and Drew Raleigh
Improvisational Duo: Drew Raleigh/Isaac Gover and Zach Joseph/Josh Stephens
Prose: Savannah Reynolds
In an improvisational duo, two students create a skit in less than three minutes and perform the skit in six minutes. Humorous and dramatic interpretation is presentation of a published piece of literature. Duo interpretation is when two students perform either a humorous or dramatic interpretation. In broadcasting, participants read a piece of world news. In prose, participants read a section from a published book.