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OJH Speech & Debate Place 2nd in Home Tourney

Ozark Junior High hosted the Ozark Speech & Debate Tournament Feb. 23 with nine schools and more than 1,000 entries. Overall, Ozark placed second. OJH students who advanced to finals are the following:

  • Calista Garrison - finals original oratory and humorous poetry
  • Samantha Paynter and Whitney Beckett - 3rd place in humorous duet acting
  • Jenna Chrisp and Madelynn McConnell - 3rd place in dramatic duet acting
  • Ciara Bennett and Elora Bevington - 1st place in dramatic duet acting
  • Andrew Steer - 1st place in humorous interp; 1st place in humorous poetry
  • Logan Hobson - finals in dramatic interp
  • Emma Dodge - finals in dramatic interp
  • Trisha Thornton - 1st place in dramatic poetry; 2nd place in prose; 3rd place in humorous poetry
  • Megan Brewer - finals in prose
  • Koble Schiffner - 3rd place in expository speaking; finals in extemporaneous speaking
  • Caleb Hays - finals in expository speaking; 2nd place in extemporaneous speaking
  • Mason Hoffman - finals in expository speaking

OJH Speech & Debate place 2nd in Home Tourney