*VHS Parent Informational Meeting Slated

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<p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the Valle Catholic Speech Team participated in a Bellarmine speech meet at Holy Child Catholic Grade School in Arnold. 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.</strong></span></p>
<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Team members in order from left to right in photo:</strong></span>

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Humorous solo:</strong></span>
<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Paul Ahrens (7th grade): red ribbon for "Fat Albert Buck Buck" by Bill Cosby</strong></span>

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Duets:</strong></span>
<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Claire Parmer and Mary Roth (8th grade): gold ribbon for "Girl Behind the Wheel" by Ken Bradbury</strong></span>

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Emma Brewster and Riann Schwartz (5th grade): blue ribbon for "A Discovery" by Helen Lea Lansdale</strong></span>

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>August Palmer and Ella Wolk (6th grade): blue ribbon for "Anybody Want My Sister?" by Ken Bradbury</strong></span>

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Serious solo:</strong></span>
<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Camryn Skaggs (5th grade): blue ribbon for "Daddy’s Day" by Cheryl Costello-Forshey</strong></span>

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>A perfect score of 30 points earns a gold ribbon.</strong></span>
<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>A score of 27-29 points earns a blue ribbon.</strong></span>
<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>A score of 22-26 points earns a red ribbon.</strong></span>

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Congratulations to all students on their excellent performances!</strong></span>

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>The team is coached by Sheila Roth. Assistant coach is Sara Drost.</strong></span>

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