Speech team finishes second in sectionals

Twenty-four qualify for state

The Ben Davis speech team finished second in sectionals on Saturday.
“We are so closing in on Culver, we closed the gap from last year tremendously,” coach Fred Douse said. “And I think next year we will be able to take them out.  But that’s 2015-2016.”
The Giants qualified 24 entries to state, which is March 28.
Results from sectionals are as follows:
Placed Broadcasting
4 Maxene Wilkins
Placed Declamation
2 Connie Brahm
4 Brianna Scott
Placed Discussion
4 Adaysyamani Pernell
Placed Dramatic Interpretation
1 Destinee Thornton
2 Ezequiel Gonzalez
4 Lannie Smith
6 Makayla Melton
Placed Duo Interpretation (Memorized)
1 Destinee Thornton and Tim Fields
4 Logan Collins and Richard Bowman
Placed Duo Interpretation (Scripted)
1 Ellie Johnson and Romeo Barrientos
6 Amanual Araya and Connie Brahm
Placed Humorous Interpretation
5 Nisean Jones
Placed Original Oratory
4 Ezequiel Gonzalez
Placed Original Performance
1 Nisean Jones
4 Lannie Smith
Placed Poetry Reading
2 Richard Bowman
3 David Andrews
5 Logan Collins
Placed Prose Reading
1 Tim Fields
2 Ellie Johnson
6 Romeo Barrientos
Placed United States Extemporaneous Speaking
5 Ruby Flores
6 Tag Lawalin