This article was written by the staff of the Eagle Talk Newspaper:
On Saturday, November 17, members of the Waurika High School speech team attended the Marlow Speech Tournament. Of those attending, freshman Kaytlyn Williams and sophomore Regena Bradley both placed in their respective categories.
Williams, a first-time speech participant, competed in the Dramatic Interpretation event and placed third. Bradley, a second-year speech club member but a first-time competitor, placed 2nd in her event, Original Oratory.
Both girls will continue to practice their pieces in preparation for regionals, which will take place in the spring. Other speech members will begin competing again in January when the team travels to their next meet.
“I could not be more proud of these girls,” speech coach Jessica Cornelison stated. “We really haven’t had a lot of quality practice-time, and both of these girls worked hard on their own to prepare. To be first-time competitors and to step out of their comfort zone is a big deal, to begin with, but qualifying for regionals and bringing home trophies just proves how dedicated and talented these students are.”