Tilghman Seniors Win WKU Speech Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 December 2013 13:48

Paducah Tilghman Speech and Forensics Team’s  Improv Duo of Jacob Holtgrewe and Cason Walden took first place at Western Kentucky University’s Hilltopper Tournament, December 14, 2013 in Bowling Green.   

Other top tournament awards were earned by senior Alexis Ash and sophomore Meg Hancock, 3rd in Improvisational Duo; freshman Michael Ellen Walden, 4th - Novice Declamation;  sophomore Micheal Hassell, 6th -Humorous Interpretation, and senior Will Hancock, 7th - Broadcasting and Impromptu Speaking.

Senior team member Alex Goreing earned a spot on the Kentucky All State Speech Team, bringing to 13 the number of Tilghman team members in the group of Kentucky’s 150 top speech competitors.  Sophomore Jack Daniels earned membership, with a Degree of Merit, into the National Forensic League, the country’s honor society for speech and debate.

In addition to those already mentioned, team members contributing points to Saturday’s finish were: Brante Green; Kevonte Kilby; Terri Doss and Carter Vaughn. 

Earning at least one top 3 finish in a preliminary round were:  Lilly Burba; Cassie Aroleda; Cole Spicer; Elizabeth Behrens; Alex Dunbar; Nathan Olsen; Daly Spicer; Palmer Stroup; Darlena Cook and Corvina Thomas.  A total of thirty-one members of the PT team earned National Forensic League points.  

There were over 500 entries in the Hilltopper Tournament representing 20 schools from 5 states. Tilghman finished 4th over-all.  First place went to Rowan County High, located in Morehead, KY. 




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