The BluePrint

Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

Ninth+grade+speech+team+members+include%3A+%28kneeling%29+Zachary+Amato%3B+second+row+%28l+to+r%29%3A+Sarah+Berkowitz%2C+Raella+Zuiker%2C+Ehtan+Brown%2C+Caedon+Poe%2C+and+Emma+Corrado.
Ninth grade speech team members include: (kneeling) Zachary Amato; second row (l to r): Sarah Berkowitz, Raella Zuiker, Ehtan Brown, Caedon Poe, and Emma Corrado.

Ninth grade speech team members include: (kneeling) Zachary Amato; second row (l to r): Sarah Berkowitz, Raella Zuiker, Ehtan Brown, Caedon Poe, and Emma Corrado.

Isabella Barbossa

Isabella Barbossa

Ninth grade speech team members include: (kneeling) Zachary Amato; second row (l to r): Sarah Berkowitz, Raella Zuiker, Ehtan Brown, Caedon Poe, and Emma Corrado.

Dallas Hollen, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Bellwood-Antis hosted last night’s speech meet and the B-A Junior High Speech League starting its season off with a bang with one first-place winner and 16 ribbon winners.

Speech team coach Mrs. Kathy Taylor couldn’t have been more proud.

“The students performed well in a variety of categories,” said Mrs. Taylor.  “I was pleased with the amount of work and dedication our student competitors put in and with the high school and parent volunteers that helped us to host the event.”

Freshman Sarah Berkowitz took first in the persuasive category reading her speech “Traumas in Tiaras: The Unethical Actions of Beauty Pageants,” in which she explained how beauty pageants for toddlers are unethical.

“When I was in the room I was pretty confident I did my personal best but I wasn’t so confident that I would score that highly,” Sarah said.

Classmate Emma Corrado took second place in the category impromptu, where she was given 3 topics from which are selected two for contestants to read and talk about afterwards. The first speech she read was about shopping at Walmart and her second speech was about how awful movie adaptations of books are.

“It’s a nervous atmosphere, and you don’t know what the judges want; plus there’s always the fear of getting a topic that you don’t know anything about,” said Emma.

There were many others who placed at the meet,  including Averuy Turek and Caedon Poe who both took 4th place in the drama category.

Lucy Wilson was another top finisher, landing second in the drama category.

Trinity Riva and Kailynn Hinnish placed 6th and Rylee Poorman and Lydia Worthing took 4th in duos.

Along with Corrado, Zach Amato (4th) and Annie LeGrand (3rd), helped B-A dominate the impromptu category.

Abi Eckenrod was 4th in Persuasive, while in poetry Jaylynn Cullop took 7th and Evan Spalone was 5th.

In prose, Bridgette Finochio landed a 6th-place ribbon, and Kate Wallace was 4th.

B-A will compete again on October 18 in Somerset.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Student Life

    Band receives custom arrangement from PSU

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Activities

    IN THE CLUB…with Spanish Club

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Student Life

    Scholastic Scrimmage Team goes 6-1

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Student Life

    Two students headed to District orchestra

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Student Life

    Students encouraged to get the flu vaccination

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Activities

    In The Club… With French Club

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Homecoming

    Bellwood holds first lipsync battle for homecoming

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Clubs

    In The Club… With Aevidum

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Student Life

    NHS selling t-shirts for Pink-Out game

  • Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team

    Homecoming

    Homecoming: Combined Band Performance

The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body
Berkowitz takes first at speech meet to lead JH team