Gering High Speech Team wins 2nd at State

The Gering High School Speech Team placed second in Class B competition Thursday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney during the Nebraska State Speech Championship.

Head Coach Tyler Thompson tells KNEB News it was an emotional win for him. He says it's always exciting to get rewarded like that. Thompson says you work hard all season, and only two teams get to enjoy that level of success. So that makes it even more exciting.

Thompson said it was a great day and credits hard work and committment by the students on the team as only a couple of keys to their success. Gering placed 2nd in Class B behind Omaha Skutt Catholic.

Here were their final results:

Kali Rimington 3rd place Informative

Sam Eastman 4th Extemporaneous

Allie Baird, 4th serious

Kendall Ulrich 5th serious

John Boyd & Jenna Longmore, 4th Duet

Over the River OID 1st place - John Boyd, Hayley Grams, Andrew Delcamp, Gaven Hovseth, Megan Brady

How to Succeed in High School OID 2nd place - Caleb Hayden, Caleb Wyre, Kendall Ulrich, Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski.

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