Along with assistant coach Roger McCafferty, Pirlet meets with students for individual practice sessions. A lot of work is done independently.
Performance skill and good speaking ability are important, Pirlet said.
Area winners include:
Duet Interpretation — Cole Hager and Chase Roesch
Humorous Reading- Jacob Womack
Non-Original Oratory — Sam Vassar
Poetry — Kyle Anderson
Serious Plays — Stetson Heirigs
Humorous Reading — Carrie Wegleitner
Non-original Oratory — Hattie Erickson
Poetry — Livie Stavick
Serious Plays — Tomi Jones
Serious Prose — Annie Christenson