The Junior Yakking Raiders swept the Creighton Prep Middle School Invitational on Saturday, defeating it's nearest opponent by more than 200 points. Results follow.
Duet Acting: Harrison Runnels and Catherine Atkinson, eighth graders — first place among 58 duets; Maya Reed-Bouley and Maddy Bock, eighth graders — tied for fifth; Katie Bevil and Julia Fiksinski, eighth graders — tied for fifth.
Impromptu: Jack Bydalek, seventh grade — first; Olivia Obeng, eighth grade — eighth.
Extemporaneous: Josh Bartz, eighth grade — second; Abhinav Suresh, eighth grade — third; Katie Hess, eighth grade — sixth
Humorous Interpretation: Anna Becker, eighth grade — second; David Bredthauer, seventh grade — third; Runnels — seventh; Brandon Deacon 9th
Helena Black 10th
Dramatic Interpretation: Atkinson — first; Fiksinski — second; Maya Mathews, eighth grade — third; Bock, eighth grade — sixth.
Original Oratory: Hess — second; Rachel Mazzotta, eighth grade — third; Helena Black, eighth grade — fourth; Rachel Cruse, eighth grade — 10th.
Poetry (Oral Interpretation): Becker — first; Dallin Obeng, eighth grade — second; Olivia Obeng, seventh grade — sixth; Cruse — eighth
Informative Speaking: Kathryn Johnson, seventh grade — first; Bredthauer — second; Lauren Thaden, seventh grade — third; Jackson Henery, seventh grade — fourth; Rachel Hall, seventh grade — fifth
First place — Brownell-Talbot with 418 points
Second place — Saint Margaret Mary with 201 points
Third place — St. Wenceslaus with 143 points
The following Upper School Yakking Raiders Speech Team members volunteered as judges for the event: Jon Jordan, ’13; Grace Bydalek, ’14; Austin Taylor, ’14; Sophie Hamel, ’15; Ian Gaupp, ’15; Emily Bergquist, ’14; Jessica Puetz, ’14; Maddie Klinger, ’15; Christina Fossum, ’14; Eros Shreve, ’15; and Charlotte Hedican, ’15.