Grand Island Senior High students head to state speech championships
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Two Grand Island Senior High Students are on their way to the state speech championships.
Lauren Brown, and Hannah Madison already have some district championship hardware from this year. Brown won first place at districts for her humorous prose performance. Madison took home third in the same category, and she said she’s proud of her individual accomplishments, and her partnership with Brown.
“When we are at practices, we’re still helping each other get better and continue to improve,” Madison said. “I was very proud of what I had accomplished over the past couple of years, cause this was the first time I qualified in an individual event.”
Brown said even though she competes against her duo partner, she gives and takes symbiotic feedback.
“We both know the craft and are able to critique each other in a very constructive way,” Brown said. “I feel like from performance to performance when we get our ballots back, like what the judges will write about us, we’ll be able to say yeah I noticed that maybe you could do that better this way. We do it in a way that is pretty constructive and never negative.”
In addition to Lauren and Hannah, GISH is also sending another student Clark Boettger to state. The championships are set to start next Wednesday in Kearney.
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