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MHS Speech Team Places Fourth in State

MHS Speech Claims Fourth in State

The Murray High Speech Team placed fourth in the state out of forty-three teams at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournament held at Northern Kentucky University. Rowan County placed first and Knott County Central came in second. Murray High School senior, Raegan Settle claimed State Champion in the Broadcasting Category, and Dramatic Interpretation Category.


Murray High students advanced to finals in the following events:



Raegan Settle – State Champion

Marli Mehta - 4th


Dramatic Interpretation:

Raegan Settle – State Champion

 Impromptu Speaking

Raegan Settle - 4th



Payton Dawson - 5th



Gabriel Crass (Broadcasting, Improv Duo), Wednesday Roberts (Declamation), Aidan Wild (Duo Interp), Payton Dawson (Duo Interp), Ali Yarali (Extemp), and Madi Vigil (Storytelling)



AnnaBelle Mills (Improv Duo and Impromptu), Gabriel Crass (Improv Duo), Selvam Antony (Improv Duo), Ali Yarali (Improv Duo), Wednesday Roberts (Prose), and Ellie Klarer (Prose)


Other team members contributing to the effort: Mira Kinsley, Laney Like, Bailey Derby, Madelyn Myers, Bella Wilson, Anastasia Arkova, Jaylynn Varneke, and William Church.


Senior Gabriel Crass was named the 2023 Blyton Book Award winner for his work in speech and debate in our community and the Commonwealth during his four years at Murray High School.