SMOOTH TALKERS CLAIM FIRST PLACE AT SPEECH TOURNAMENT

Propelled by strong individual and duet performances, the Barstow school speech team placed first in the small school division of the Paul Kinder Middle School Tournament on Friday, Feb. 2.

Congratulations to Amelia Mohamadi, Zahra Parsons, and Sam Christifano, grade seven, and Lorelei Culver, Caroline Fry, Zoe Greenwood, Sophia Gupta, Nora Larson, Jordin MacKenzie, Peter Mombello, Claire Redick, Selena Spurrier, and Zora Stack, grade 8, on the season-opener victory.

The tournament featured 20 schools and 415 entries. Here's how Barstow students finished in the public speaking and performance competition: 
  • Amelia Mohamadi and Zahra Parsons: fifth place, Dramatic Duet Acting
  • Sophia Gupta and Peter Mombello: fifth place, Humorous Duet Acting
  • Selena Spurrier: fifth place, Dramatic Interpretation
  • Nora Larson: second place, Impromptu Speaking
  • Jordin MacKenzie: second place, Original Oratory and first place, Impromptu Speaking
Barstow competes again on Friday, Feb. 9 at Belton Middle School.
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