The Valle Catholic Speech Team competed at the Bellarmine speech meet at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Grade School in St. Louis on Saturday, November 7th and returned with several honors.
In speech meets, students in grades 5-8 develop and improve their public speaking skills by memorizing and performing material in Humorous, Serious, and Duet categories.
Ribbons are awarded to participants based upon the total score received from two judges.
In the Humorous solo division: sixth grader Paul Ahrens won a red ribbon for “Fat Albert, Buck Buck” by Bill Cosby and fifth grader Aiden Trollinger won red ribbon for “The Green Green Grass of Home” by Erma Bombeck
In the Humorous duet category: seventh graders Claire Parmer and Kyle Steiger won gold ribbons for “A Grave Situation” by Ken Bradbury, fifth graders Aaron Eftink and August Palmer won red ribbons for “On the Air” by Ken Bradbury and fifth graders Nick Oliver and Peter Roth won red ribbons for “Boy Meets Girl” by Peter Stone and Carl Reiner.
The team is coached by Sheila Roth.