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Olivia Hess
Blake Pennington won the oratorical declamation category at the recent speech meet.

On Monday, freshman Blake Pennington placed first in her category at the Speech League competition at Bishop Carroll High School.

Blake was categorized in Oratorical Declamation, where the orator learns a speech written by another person and delivers it.

The speech that Blake delivered was ” Make Your Bed,” which was first spoken by Admiral William. H. McRaven during the commencement address to graduates of the University of Texas at Austin on May 17, 2014.

“Blake has great potential and will continue to do well because she is an extremely hard worker and highly motivated to succeed,” said Speech Advisor Mrs. Carol Bartlett.

Blake said she was very happy with her speech and thought all of the other competitors did amazing as well.

“I definitely had it more memorized than last meet and was less nervous, but there’s always still room for improvement!” Pennington said.

She feels as if speech is an extra benefit because public speaking is something you can use later in life.

“I think that speech team is a very fun extra activity,” she said.

Other members of the speech team include:

Eric Johnson

Julie Kraft

Noah Gulvas

Cameron Nelson

Alia Bennett

Chloe Stoltzfus

Ava Conway

Lily McNelis

The next meet will be Districts, held on February 16 at Richland High School.

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Olivia Hess Grade 12 Years in BluePrint: 2 What I hope to do this year: I hope we can make it back to the Keystone Awards! Outside activities: Basketball, FCA, Renaissance, Key Club, NHS Why I took BluePrint: I had so many cool opportunities last year, and I like being able to shine the spotlight on the people in our school.

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