Pictured is the Nebraska City High School speech team, which placed third overall as a team at the district competition at the B-1 district. Auburn High School was the district champion as a team. NCHS had four students qualify for state for the first time. The state qualifiers were Ellie Higgins, district champion in humorous, and third in serious; Lillian Frields and Christian Tietz, third overall in duet acting; and Erik Rodriguez, in the first meet of his career, a state qualifying third place in extemporaneous. Other results from the team:
Angelica Stiles, fourth place in entertainment; Sarah Murray, fourth place in persuasive; Angelica Stiles and Langston Hoover, fourth place in duet acting; Alexandria Horcasitas, fifth place in entertainment; Eli McNeely, sixth place in extemporaneous; and Sydney Blum, seventh place in informative. The NCHS state qualifiers will compete on Thursday, March 21, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  “Overall, we had a very young team this year, and it was exciting to see them develop throughout the season along with the more experienced speakers as well,” Coach Justin Aaberg said.
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