Perkins County High School speakers faced competition from Bayard, Cambridge, Dundy County-Stratton, Hemingford, Maxwell, North Platte St. Pat’s, and Sutherland in a traditional two-preliminary round format with the top six entrants advancing to a finals round.
Medals are awarded to the top six contestants in each event, and the top three finalists qualify for state competition.
In district competition, each team is allowed only two entrants per event.
PCHS finishes for the day: Informative–Rebecca Cornelius first, Hannah Beck second; Persuasive–Jakelyn Broeder fifth, Tayler Walter seventh; Entertainment–Sammy Snogren first, Allison Kiolbasa third; Extemporaneous–Kaleb Gaar fourth, Andrea Winkel seventh.
Poetry–Alyssa Young second, Lexi Schmidt fourth; Humorous Prose–Brady Mailand first, Lexi Schmidt second; Serious Prose–Lila Konecky first, Kylie Hanson third; Duet Acting–Sean Sando and Renae Goodwin third, Mariah Curtis and Courtney McClenahan fourth.
OID–Kylie Hanson, Sammy Snogren, Sean Sando, Kaleb Vak and Bailey Schrotberger third; Hannah Beck, Lila Konecky, Brady Mailand, Zak Kurkowski and Christian White fourth.
Coming in fourth as a team was Dundy County-Straton with 137 points, third place went to North Platte St. Pat’s with 149 points, second was taken by Maxwell which tallied 163 points, and PCHS successfully defended the championship by earning 214 points.
State competition will be held on the UNK campus on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. Class C2 will compete on Friday.
Coach Diana Tate