LPS students compete at State Speech

Students from Lincoln Public Schools recently competed in the Class A State Speech Championships, with more than a dozen advancing to the final round, multiple runner-up finishes and one student who was crowned state champion.

The competition was held virtually on March 20. Here are the LPS results:

  • Kenzie Jurrens, Lincoln East High School, Informative Speaking, state champion
  • Maddie Hesse, Lincoln Southeast High School, Entertainment Speaking, second place 
  • Madison Ramey, Lincoln Southwest High School, Poetry Interpretation, second place 
  • Marielle Hinrichs, Southeast, Serious Prose, second place
  • Rimi Bhoopalam, East, Persuasive Speaking, fourth place
  • Corban Barnacle, Lincoln North Star High School, Entertainment Speaking, fourth place
  • Amelia Schwensen, Southwest, Extemporaneous Speaking, fourth place 
  • Amelia Schwensen, Southwest, Persuasive Speaking, fifth place
  • Harper Schupbach, Korben Ockander and Eva Gronewold, East, Oral Interpretation of Drama, fifth place
  • Harper Allen, East, Serious Prose, fifth place
  • Katie Wieseler, Southwest, Informative Speaking, fifth place
  • Kouther Al-Ghanemi, North Star, Persuasive Speaking, sixth place
  • Charlotte Olberding, North Star, Serious Prose, sixth place 
  • Kevin Amaro and Isabella Skare, Southwest, Duet Acting, sixth place

Published: March 24, 2021, Updated: March 24, 2021