April 22, 2021

Fifteen individuals going on to state speech in Creston March 13

A total of 28 individual performances were given in a district speech contest held at Nodaway Valley High School on Saturday. Fifteen individuals are going on to the state contest and 21 received Division I ratings

Receiving Division I ratings were Abigail Piearson and Jordan Kreager, musical theater; Brooklyn Jackson and Malachi Broers, interpretive poetry; Cache Kennedy, improvisation; Cadence Firch, storytelling and interpretive prose; Hope Kading, interpretive prose; Genevieve Livingston, expository; Isabella Hogan, original oratory; Jennifer Holliday, radio news; Sophia Broers, acting; Karley Shannon, acting and literacy program; Kaylie Welsch, literacy program; Olivia Funke, public address; Riley McCall, after dinner speaking.

Others participating were Aiden Kuster, Ashlyn Beaman, Benjamin Piearson, Brenna Mahoney, Delanie Brown and Kerigan Brown.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.