Six Antelope County students were named individual champions at the West Holt Speech Meet on Saturday.
Champions were Peyton Clifton, Katie Funk and Jaiden Switzer from Clearwater-Orchard; Chase Kallhoff from Neligh-Oakdale; and Ashley Hale and PJ Miguelino from Elkhorn Valley.
The O-C speech team was named runner up in the meet and was presented a team plaque.
Complete results by school:
Clearwater-Orchard: Novice - Alexis Pokorny 5th Entertainment; Vanessa Carpenter 3rd Entertainment; Allison Kerkman Entertainment 2nd; Vanessa Carpenter 2nd Extemporaneous; Faith Woslager 3rd Informative; OID Skye Schroeder, Allison Kerkman, Andrew Steskal, Travis Rudloff, Delfina Soto 2nd; Jaiden Switzer 4th Humorous; Adrian Love 3rd; Serious Prose, Champion Persuasive Jaiden Switzer. Varsity-Katie Funk 2nd Entertainment; Sean Krebs 5th Entertainment; Audrey Wilhelm 3rd Extemporaneous; Peyton Clifton Champion Informative; Hanna Cronk 5th Informative; OID of Sierra Shroeder, Antonio Soto, Tristan Sanne, Peyton Clifton, Whitney Rittscher 4th; OID of Dallas Reuss, Sean Krebs, Cassie Steskal, Alona Zermeno, Mallory Cooper 5th Humorous; Pammela Maxwell 7th Humorous; Sara Trease 6th Poetry; Serious Prose 6th; Whitney Rittscher 3rd; Kinsley Cooper, Champion Katie Funk, Audrey Wilhelm Persuasive 7th.
Neligh-Oakdale: Chase Kallhoff – 1st in Varsity Humorous Prose; Bryce Frey – 3rd in Varsity Persuasive; Matthew Ervin, Sam Wright, Noelle Ervin, and Nikki Grosserode -5th in Varisty O.I.D.; Nikki Grosserode – 4th in Novice Informative and Rachel Higgins – 2nd in Novice Persuasive.
Elkhorn Valley: Ashley Hale 1st in Serious Prose and 2nd in Poetry; and PJ Miguelino 1st in Extemporaneous.