Valle Speech Meet

Team members, from left: Faith Halbert, fifth grade, red ribbon for humorous solo, “The Charge Up Yardsale Hill” by Ken Bradbury; Alaric Drost, sixth grade, blue ribbon for humoous solo, “The Cat’s Meow” by Robert L. Crowe; Payton Naeger and Sydney Wilkerson, fifth grade, red ribbon for humorous duet, “There’s a Hitch” by Ken Bradbury; Drake Meyer and Grayson McGowan, sixth grade, blue ribbon for humorous duet, “Bun-Gee” by Ken Bradbury. The team is coached by Sara Drost.

The Valle Catholic Speech Team participated in a Bellarmine speech meet on November 9 at Queen of All Saints in St. Louis. In speech meets, students in fifth through eighth grades develop and improve their public speaking skills by memorizing and performing material in humorous, serious and duet categories. Ribbons are awarded to participants based upon the total score received from two judges. Perfect scores of 30 points earns gold ribbons, scores of 27 to 29 points earn blue ribbons, and scores of 22 to 26 points earn red ribbons. (Photo, information from Sara Drost)