Two B-A speakers are headed to states


Kaelynn Behrens

Emma Corrado, Alivia Jacobs and Haley Campbell each qualified for states at District speech.

Ashlyn Ball, Staff Writer

Last Friday at the  District speech competition at Richland Area High School, three Bellwood-Antis students qualified for states.

Sophomore Haley Campbell and freshman Emma Corrado will be going to Bloomsburg for the state championships in March.  Alivia Jacobs also qualified; however, she can’t make it to states due to a scheduling conflict.

Haley participated in the humorous interpretation category and placed second. She acted out a scene from “Sealed for Freshness.”

Haley won districts and went to Nationals last year in declamation.

“I was way more proud to advance in this category.  The fact that this one has a wider variety of people, I was proud,” Haley said.

She then went on to say, “Last year my category didn’t have state competition, so I’m excited to try something new.”

Corrado placed second in extemporaneous, where speakers must create speeches in the fly once they get to the meet.

“It’s nice.  I wasn’t really thinking about it but I’m happy with it,” she said. ” I’d be happy if I did well at states, but it’s not the end of the world.  I want to be realistic.”

At Districts, seceral other B-A students were placewinnners students in the following categories: Jenna Bartlett placed fifth in Informative, Alivia placed second in Informative, Sarah Berkowitz placed sixth in Persuasive, and Jayce Miller and Caedon Poe placed third in Duo.