Speech goes to State; Izer wins Impromptu competition
The SHS Speech and Debate team made history this year by breaking Barlow’s nearly 50 year streak by winning the title of district champion. In addition, our team was very successful at the state tournament, with the following members achieving significant placements:
Sydney Sparr and Jolene Crane: 5th place- Public Forum debate
Sydney Sparr: semifinalist- Radio
Jolene Crane: semifinalist -After Dinner Speaking
Brekkan Richardson: semifinalist-Oratory
Parker Meyers: semifinalist- Extemporaneous Speaking
Molly Izer: State Champion- Impromptu speaking, 5th place- Program Oral Interp
In addition, the team finished 9th in the state overall.
Team captain Molly Izer will continue on to compete in the national tournament in June, and will also be competing at a collegiate level beginning in the Fall. The Speech and Debate team is open to all high schoolers. Members will have opportunities to refine their speaking skills, expand their understanding of the world, and travel to various schools and colleges. In addition, you will meet and form connections with a wide variety of students from across the state. Email adviser Chris Meyers for more details on joining.
E-Sports hosts intrasquad tournament
The club has had two Smash Bros tournaments, and is putting together a team to compete with other league schools at an event in May. In the most recent intrasquad tournament we had seven participants. We would love to have 16 so we can run full brackets. So far we have done Smash Bros on Switches, but we are hoping to expand as OSAA may pick up E Sports in the future.
Any kids can come, even if they don’t have a switch or the game. Usually enough players bring docks and switches to run multiple screens. We are putting together a team to do inter-school play with David Douglas in May
HOSA active with vaccinations and social events
Even in these hard times, HOSA has still found ways to stay active. From community service projects, to social activities, and communication with others, HOSA has been engaged as much as possible this year.
With their community service projects, they have made cards for nurses and helped with vaccinations at Sandy High School to help bring some cheer back to the community and help others stay safe.
HOSA has also been creating social activities with one already done and more on the way. Things such as games, trivia, and prizes are all at the social activities that they do. Upcoming events for HOSA are the elections for new officers for next year. HOSA is very welcoming and wants as many people to join as they can so we can grow a bigger community. We can’t wait for next year when hopefully things will go back to normal.
Literary Society meeting every Monday
The Literary Society meets through our Google Classroom every Monday at 3:10 p.m. We get together to talk about books. Sometimes we select 2-3 books for everyone to choose from, and sometimes we pick a theme and everyone can read their own book that fits the theme.
April was Poetry Month, and some people read aloud poems they had liked. Just ask adviser Dana Berglund for the code to join us any Monday!