Amanda Envick Places Fifth at State Speech in Serious Prose

Three Dusters Qualifiy for State Meet


Senior Amanda Envick performs her Serious Prose speech during the Speech Showcase.

Boston Petit, staff member

    State Speech is the goal for every speaker during the season. Everybody works hard week by week to perform and change their speech to be able to perform the best they can at Districts. The Holdrege Speech Team had an incredibly tough day at the district competition,  but three competitors managed to secure a state spot for Holdrege.

Amanda Envick, Caden Erickson, and Jessica Pearson went to Kearney to speak at the state speech competition. Amanda Envick was sent for Serious Prose, an event she has done all four years of her speech career. Caden Erickson was put in for Extemporaneous speaking, an event that requires a lot of improvisation and research. Jessica Pearson persuaded her way to state in Persuasive Speaking. The team was ready for the day and were determined to bring home some hardware to represent the Holdrege team.

After an extremely hard day of competition, Amanda Envick was the only one on the team to make it to the final round. Not discouraged, Jessica Pearson and Caden Erickson were very proud of how they did the whole season and were not disappointed with the ending.

“I enjoyed my experience at state speech because I was able to compete against amazing talent and it shone a new light on my speech experience,” stated Caden Erickson.

Amanda was one of six speaker’s that made it into the final round of Serious Prose for the season. She was really excited and determined to give it her all this one last time. She felt proud of her performance and ended up being our only state placer coming in at fifth.

     “I’m really proud of what I’ve done this season,” said Amanda.