Qualified for nationals
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed
On March 15 and March 16, Cassville High School speech students took part in a qualifying competition for the National Speech and Debate Tournament that will be held in Birmingham, Ala., in June. Students competed in duo interpretation, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, dramatic and humorous interpretation. Overall, the CHS team did well, and senior Chris Hinebaugh advanced through six rounds in original oratory and earned first place in the last round, which qualified him to compete at the national tournament. Hinebaugh will also represent Cassville High School at the state speech tournament later this year.