Wayne speakers take part in Pierce Invitational


Members of the Wayne Junior Varsity and Varsity Speech team took part in the Pierce Invitational on Jan. 14.

Results from the JV portion included:

Carli Canham, sixth in JV Serious Prose; Brayden Whoeler, fifth in JV Entertainment; Abi Hawthorne, fifth in JV Extemporaneous and third in JV Entertainment; Olivia Hanson, fourth in JV Persuasive; Kennasyn Blecke and Grace Junck, third in JV Duet; Sophia Spieker, second in JV Entertainment; the Duet of Alec Schaffer and Aidan Bohnert, second; and the Oral Interpretation of Drama team of Colby Raulston, Aidan Bohnert, Johen Piper, and Gavin Anderson, second.

Earning top honors in their respective JV events were:  

Colby Raulston in Program Oral Interpretation; Sophia Spieker and Nyamalo Kantai in Duet Acting; and the OID of Adrienne Anderson, Norah Armstrong, Kennasyn Blecke, Grace Junck and Josie Ley.

As a team, the Wayne JV squad tied with Columbus Scotus for first place.

Members of the Varsity squad who placed at Pierce on Saturday included:

Easton Blecke, sixth in Serious Prose, and Maiah Davis, fifth in Persuasive.

Wayne had two varsity champions on the day:  

Maiah Davis in Extemporaneous and the OID group of Madalyn Franta, Easton Blecke, Ashton Brandow, and Orion Spieker.

The Wayne Varsity placed fourth in the Varsity division.  

Next up for the Blue Devils is the Boone Central Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21.