On Friday, February 11th, the Thayer Central Speech Team took time to compete in the inaugural Grand Island Central Catholic Speech Meet. With over 20 teams in attendance, the Titan Talkers walked away with 4th place in the overall team standings.
Individually, Thayer Central was once again led by Senior Jasa Wiedel, who won the meet’s Persuasive Division. Junior Beth Poisel took runner-up in Entertainment Speaking. Junior Jordan Mariska double medaled on the day, winning 5th in Extemporaneous Speaking and 9th in Duet Acting with partner, fellow Junior Lindsay Johnson. Sophomore Elle Sudbeck placed 7th in Poetry. Sophomore Ella Murray won 8th in Entertainment. Junior Madison Hammer earned 11th in Serious Prose and Junior Ava Wiedel won 12th in Humorous Prose.
“The team stepped up this week for sure,” said Thayer Central Coach Justin Bomar. “We really hammered out some great practices this week and saw a huge boost in confidence, which is never a bad thing as we come down the final stretch of the season.”
In team scores, Thayer Central placed fourth with 199 points. Ahead of them were York (702 points), Grand Island Central Catholic (289 points), and Grand Island Senior High (241 points).
Thayer Central will next compete at the Sutton Mustang Invite on Saturday, February 19th, before heading to Milford for the Southern Nebraska Conference Meet on February 26th.