This summer, the Fillmore Central speech team has been preparing for the upcoming speech season. Five members of the team (Corey Maloley, Maggie Maffin, Alia Hurst, Chandler Schelkopf, and Ryan Poppert) attended the Mid-Nebraska Summer Speech Retreat held at Grand Island Northwest High School on June 21st through the 23rd. During the camp, speakers focused on one event they wanted to gain a head start on for the season. The camp was open to any speech member in Nebraska. Students learned from many successful coaches and high school graduates from across the state. On the last day of the camp, attendees were invited to take part in a mock meet to compete for cash prizes. Although none of the Fillmore Central members placed in the top six, they improved greatly over the three-day camp and have an awesome start to the season!
The second event of the summer was the annual Fillmore Central Speech Retreat held at Mahoney State Park on July 13th through the 14th. This camp was for any Fillmore Central speech member who wanted to look at materials for the next season. Those in attendance included Corey Maloley, Maggie Maffin, Alia Hurst, Madison Galusha, Braden Myers, Ryan Poppert, and Caleb Gardner. In addition to work time, the group also went to the water park at Mahoney and played an intense game of mini golf. After the summer events, the Fillmore Central speech team is ready for a successful year.