ZLS speech team excels

at the Illinois Elementary School Association speech contest

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[November 20, 2012]     Send a link to a friend


The speech team from Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln excelled at the Illinois Elementary School Association speech contest at Lincoln Junior High School.

Five Zion performances received both the top Judges' Choice Award and a No. 1 rating. Judges' Choice Awards were presented to the top performances in each of the judges' performance rooms. ZLS had more Judges' Choice Awards than any of the other participating schools.

Students receiving Judges' Choice Awards and No. 1 ratings were Danielle Burgrabe, Sydney Johnson, Claire Conrady and Kalyn Roberts in group acting; Tori Tripplett and Katie Hoban in duet; Kathryn Nobbe and Lauren Canady in improv; Emma Cooper and Kathryn Nobbe in duet; and Katie Lynn and Madeline Steiner in duet.

A total of 12 Zion Lutheran performances received No. 1 ratings. These seven performances also received No. 1 ratings: Ashlan Broom and Mya Roberts in duet; Megan Benner and Katie Hoban in improv; Ashlan Broom, Gabbie Cox and Emma Cooper in group acting; Elijah Burton, Carter Robison, Noah Henry and Blake Hermes in group acting: Quentin Merreighn, Joel Robison and Braydon Simpson in group acting; Ethan Goodey and Emily Messner in improv; and Joel Robison and
Braydon Simpson in improv.

Zion students who received No. 2 ratings were Megan Benner and Grace Montgomery in duet; Elijah Burton and Michael Newhouse in improv; Katie Hunsley and Olga Harris in duet; Lauren Canady and Lane Prather in duet; Claire Conrady and Kalyn Roberts in mprov; Gabbie Cox and Mya Roberts in improv; Tori Tripplett and Katie Hunsley in improv; Grace Montgomery and Emma Cooper in improv; and Mya Roberts and Gabbie Cox in improv.

Carter Robison and Quentin Merreighn received a No. 3 rating in improv.

The Zion Lutheran speech team was coached by head coach Autum Robison, Karen Burgrabe, Josh and Lisa Merreighn, and Chris Nobbe.

Pictures by Zion Lutheran School

Quentin Merreighn, Joel Robison and Braydon Simpson, ZLS eighth-graders, perform their small group acting entry.

Claire Conrady and Kalyn Roberts, ZLS eighth-graders, perform their
improv duet.


Emma Cooper and Kathryn Nobbe, ZLS seventh-graders, perform their improv duet.






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