York Dukes bring home 2024 Class B State Speech Runner-Up Title

YORK – York Speech Coach Becky Stahr had this to say about an astounding speech season which ended with York Public High School bringing home the Class B state speech runner-up trophy: “What an amazing state speech tournament! I have never seen a closer battle in Class B! The Dukes are the proud recipient of the NSAA Class B Runner-Up trophy! I could not be more proud of our team. Congratulations Gering High School on your championship!”

And she went on: “Kaitlyn Dallmann, Avie Veldkamp and Rachel Helene Fox are the dream team! Your talents make these kids see the world in a whole new light. Thank you for all of your hard work. You have pushed these kids to do more than they ever thought! Cheers to a fantastic season!”

For her seniors: “What an amazing group of women! Thank you for leading these students in every way. You have all grown so much in this activity. I am extremely proud of the young women you have become. We love you all! And a huge thank you to our parents, school and community. You made our kids feel like superstars in this moment. Thank you for going above and beyond for our team!

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The following are individual YHS results at state:

 

Entertainment 

Madi Miller -State Runner-Up

Peter Dallmann – 12th

 

Extemporaneous 

Allie Colburn – 12th

Kadin Tesar – 15th

 

Informative 

Nell Chavanu – 10th

 

Humorous 

Charles Van Gomple – State Champion

Grace Uhler – 4th

 

Poetry 

Brody Booth – 7th

Angelina Shaw – 13th

 

Serious 

Ava Goodwin – 5th

Raima Kreifels – 6th

 

Persuasive 

Cecilia Asti – 13th

 

POI

Raima Kreifels – 3rd

Angelina Shaw – 7th

 

Duet 

Ava Goodwin and Charles Van Gomple – 3rd

Grace Uhler and Maggie McCarthy – 5th

 

OID 

Charles Van Gomple, Madi Miller, Ava Goodwin, Grace Uhler, Brody Booth – State Champions

Taylor Peters, Nell Chavanu, Mae Ericson, Raima Kreifels, Jack Chavanu – 3rd

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