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Johnson County Central Speech & Drama


All-School Play: It's A Wonderful Life
Dinner and a Show
Friday, April 27th, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
$15 adults, $10 students (lasagna, garlic bread, and ice cream sundaes)
$7 adults, $5 students (with no dinner)

Sunday Matinee
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
$9 adults, $7 students (dessert)
$7 adults, $5 students (with no dessert)

Practice for the all-school play, It’s A Wonderful Life, is underway!  The high school drama team is excitedly preparing for their performances scheduled for Friday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m.  

We have an extensive cast and crew consisting of fifty-nine members. Several elementary and middle school students have assumed roles for the play, also. Mr. Tom Doran and volunteer, Mr. Matt Dierking, are assisting.

We will be offering something new this year for both public performances. “Dinner and a Show” will consist of lasagna, garlic bread, and ice cream sundaes on Friday, April 27th for $15 per adult and $10 per student. The Sunday, April 29th matinee, will also be paired with dessert for $9 per adult and $7 per student. Both performances will be available without purchase of dinner or dessert for $7 per adult and $5 per student, the same as previous years.


2016-17 Speech Team:

Katelyn Alexander
Chandler Williams-Towle
Micaela Francisco
Rylee Woodcook
Genevie Allen
Annika McDonald
Hannah Swanda
Erin Hunzeker
Sopha Kongmanyvong
Haley Beethe
Brady Clements
Eli Waring
Sam Buss
Sara Kettelhake
Jayden Behrends
Joseph Rodriquez
Kiley Haag

Head Coach: Wendi Buggi
Assistant Coach: Matt Dierking

Results from ECNC (2/22/17)
7 Superior Ratings in four categories (Earned by Sara Kettelhake in Persuasive, Micaela Francisco in Informative, Sopha Kongmanyvong in Poetry, and Hannah Swanda & Sopha Kongmanyvong in Duet Acting).

Hannah and Sopha earned a 5th place medal overall in Duet Acting.

5 Excellent Ratings in five categories ( Earned by Jayden Behrends in Poetry, Sara Kettelhake in Persuasive, Micaela Francisco in Informative, Micaela Francisco/Genevie Allen/Chander Williams-Towle, and Katelyn Alexander in Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID).

Results from HTRS Invitational (2/25/17)
4 Superior Ratings in three categories (Earned by Sara Kettelhake in Persuasive (x2), Sopha Kongmanyvong in Poetry, and Sopha Kongmanyvong and Hannah Swanda in Duet Acting).

8 Excellent Ratings in six categories (Earned by Sopha Kongmanyvong and Hannah Swanda in Duet Acting, Micaela Francisco in Informative (x2K), Haley Beethe in Serious Prose (x2), Katelyn Alexander in Entertainment, Jayden Behrends in Poetry (x2).

Our first invitational was MUDECAS in Beatrice at Southeast Community College on Saturday, Jan. 28th. We had seven team members attend with three competing. Sara Kettelhake earned two Superior ratings for her Persuasive speech on the importance of choosing to be a positive role model. Micaela Francisco earned one Excellent and one Superior ration for her Informative speech on The History of Cats. Jayden Behrends competed in Poetry, earning two Excellent ratings for his interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s work.

Our next invitational is Saturday, February 11th at Auburn. We are currently planning on nine students competing.

Upcoming meets are scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at HTRS Flirting with Disaster Invitational at Humboldt, District Speech at Lincoln Southwest High School on Tuesday, March 14, and we are hopeful in competing at State in Kearney on Thursday, March 23. 


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Grant Moles - Informative Public Speaking
Bryce Sahs - Extemporaneous Public Speaking
Sara Kettelhake - Persuasive Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation of Drama
Schyler DeFreece - Oral Interpretation of Serious Prose, Oral Interpretation of Drama
Annika McDonald - Oral Interpretation of Drama
Hannah Swanda - Entertainment Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation of Drama
Sopha Kongmanyvong - Oral Interpretation of Poetry
Micaela Francisco - Informative Public Speaking
Hailey Clark - Oral Interpretation of Poetry
Kaitlyn Miller - Oral Interpretation of Humorous Prose
Brady Clements - Entertainment Public Speaking
Meagan Schultz - Informative Public Speaking
2016 ECNC Speech ResultsGrant Moles placed first in Informative! 
JCC Speech Showcase: The JCC Speech Team will be hosting a Speech Showcase on Friday, March 4, at 6:30 PM in the elementary auditorium. Members of the team will present their speeches in preparation for districts. All are welcome to attend!
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