The Ainsworth speech team had a successful day of competition on Saturday, March 6th at the C1-6 District contest and received District Runner-Up honors.
Duet: Taylor Allen and Katherine Kerrigan - 6th
Extemporaneous: Josie Ganser - 1st and Libby Wilkins - 2nd
Humorous: Brandt - 6th
Informative: Ben Flynn - 1st and Eden Raymond - 6th
OID: Maren Arens, Cody Kronhofman, Eden Raymond, and Dakota Stutzman - 3rd
Persuasive: Alyssa Erthum - 1st and Logan Hafer - 3rd
Poetry: Alyssa Erthum - 5th
Serious: Dakota Stutzman - 3rd
At the district competition, the top 3 places in each event qualify for the State tournament, which will be held at Kearney High School on March 18th.
On Monday, March 1st, three Destination Imagination teams representing Ainsworth Community Schools presented a solution to their challenges for family and friends.
The two 2nd & 3rd grade teams presented their solution to the challenge “Critter’s Big Adventure”. Each team presented a story about a critter who went on a big adventure. Team members JJ N., Kaiden J., Leighton K, and Paul D. created a story with a Komodo dragon and a snow fox. Team members Adeline H., Rex L., Kolter M., and Andrea S. created a story with a porcupine, chickens, and an alligator.
The 5th - 7th grade team of Daniel T., Ty B., Kristofer H., Erick H. and Danni B. created an improv skit incorporating 6 unknowns to solve the challenge “Case Closed”. This team will be competing virtually in the coming weeks.
On Monday, February 22nd, the Ainsworth Speech Team competed against the 7 other member schools in the Southwest Conference Tournament in Ainsworth.
Informative: Ben F. - 4th
Persuasive: Alyssa E. - 3rd
Extemporaneous: Josie G. - 4th
OID: Maren A., Cody K., Eden R., and Dakota S. - 4th
The students had a day of difficult competition and received great feedback to help them prepare for the district meet which will be in Ainsworth on March 6th.
On Saturday, February 20th, the AHS Speech team hosted the Ainsworth Invitational Speech Tournament. Speakers achieved great success in competition, and are looking forward to continuing that success in the next two tournaments: conference and districts, which will also be hosted at home.
Results from Saturday are as follows:
Varsity Informative: Ben F. - 1st and Eden R. - 5th
Novice Informative: Makenna P. - 2nd
Varsity OID: Cody K., Maren A., Dakota S., and Eden R. - 2nd and Josie G., Logan H., Brandt M., Cody S., and Elli W. - 5th
Varsity Humorous: Brandt M. - 5th
Novice Humorous: Cameryn G. - 2nd
Varsity Poetry: Alyssa E. - 3rd and Ellie W. - 5th
Varsity Extemporaneous: Libby W. - 1st and Josie G. - 2nd
Varsity Persuasive: Alyssa E. - 1st and Logan H. - 2nd
Novice Persuasive: Sophie W. - 1st and Cole B. - 3rd
Varsity Serious: Dakota S. - 1st
Novice Serious: Taylor A. - 1st
Varsity Entertainment: Allison T. - 5th and Maren Ar. - 6th
Novice Entertainment: Cole B. - 2nd
Novice Duet: Taylor A. & Katherine K. - 2nd and Maia F. & Cameryn G. - 4th
Team Place: 2 out of 7
On Monday, February 22nd, the team will compete in the Southwest Conference competition.