PHS Marksmanship and Speech

Two Pacific High School teams performed at impressively high levels during the past week.  The MCJROTC Marksmanship Team qualified for Nationals by placing 2nd in the Midwest regional, and the Speech Team won the Four Rivers Conference championship.

Speech nearly swept the conference event at St. James, winning twelve of the fourteen competition rooms. The following students placed first:

  • Bella Jones, Storytelling
  • Paige Robbins, Prose Reading
  • Ava Deusinger & Maleah Gerdes, Duo Interpretation
  • Bella Guenzler, Dramatic Interpretation
  • Kadence Schaecher, Poetry Reading
  • Drew Roemer, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Jake Whitehead & Caleb Cancienne, Duet Acting
  • Maleah Gerdes & Ellie Nahm, Duet Acting
  • Bella Guenzler, Poetry Reading
  • Caleb Cancienne, Radio Speaking
  • Drew Roemer, Original Oratory
  • Ellie Nahm, Informative Speaking
  • Brad Swanson, Radio Speaking

In Marksmanship, junior Malissa Dailey finished 2nd overall amongst over 150 competitors, sophomore Brooke McKay finished 1st in the new shooter category and 3rd overall, and junior Annabelle Schneider finished 2nd in the new shooter category.  The team, composed of Dailey, McKay, senior Robert Quade, Jr., Schneider, and senior LilyAnn Shuls, will advance to the national tournament in Ft. Benning, GA, on January 18th, 2023.

Marksmanship Team (from left to right): Annabelle Schneider, LilyAnn Shuls, Robert Quade, Jr., Malissa Dailey, and Brooke McKay