After an amazing showing at nationals 2012, Missouri is going to come just as hard this upcoming year. Post who you think will do well on the Missouri Circuit this upcoming season
Michael Cohen Truman HS (4th HI 2011, 5th Duo 2012)
Tara Williams Truman HS (5th Duo 2012)
Kelsey Shoup Truman HS (Top 30 HI 2012)
Noah Jermain Savannah HS (Top 30 HI 2012)
Anson Seabra Blue Springs HS (Top 30 HI 2012)
Lyric Davis Blue Springs HS (Top 14 DI 2012)
Taylor Holcombe Blue Springs HS (State Champ DI 2012)
Most of the teams that went to nats either graduated or split ways i think.
Our district represented really well at Nats last month! Bailey Norton was one of ours, all four of our HIs broke to outrounds, and three broke to Semis. I'm really excited for the upcoming season.
Laura Grisham (West Plains HS)- 10th Place 2012
Tanner Westmoreland (Branson HS)- 12th Place 2012
Justin Oller (Branson HS)- Top 60 2012
Julia Diekmeier (Marshfield HS)- Top 60 2011
Tanner Westmoreland and Justin Oller (Branson HS)- 2012 MSHSAA State Champs
Sarah Elam and Sara Denney (Gloria Deo Academy)- Top 60 2012
Spenser Pulleyking and Nancy Fairbank (Central HS)- 13th Place 2012
There are also some really talented kids that should be big next season, which include, but definitely aren't limited to:
Hayley Rader (Marshfield HS)- HI, DUO
Josh Nixon (Logan-Rogersville HS)- USX and Policy
Avery Day and Jamie Atkison (Marshfield HS)- Policy
Cherie Dias (Hillcrest HS)- DI
Greg Hamilton (Willard HS)- OO, Radio (for State), and LD
Nick Benham (Branson HS)- OO, USX, and Public Forum
Ocean Lu (Central HS)- IX and LD
Leneisa Parks (Waynesville HS)- OO
Paige Yarnell (Gloria Deo Academy)- DI
What about the debate side of things? I know some LD'ers in the KC Metro that will be big on our local circuit, but what about overall?
As first semester closes out, how are people looking? I know Tanner Westmoreland has won his past three tournaments in hi. Obviously he and Justin Oller continue to dominate duo. Does anyone know what their piece is? Laura Grisham has been kind of quiet but I also havent been at many tournaments with her. Gloria Deo DIs are winning and I think one does hi? any predictions on how nfl districts/state will play out? i bet the branson boys repeat as state champions, if i had to guess.
HI in the greater kansas city area is always a bloodbath. So many talented people i compete against every weekend. Here are a few of them i compete against routinely.
Curtis Chaplin Blue Springs (Forgot the name, but its about penguins and the lottery)
Drake Evans Blue Springs "The Elf Rebellion"
Kenny Tran Liberty North "Thomas Bradys 1st Day of Kindergarten"
Emma Allman Liberty North "Matilda"
Dane Schnake Ray-Pec "I am a genius of unspeakable evil and i want to be your class president" (I think thats the accurate title)
Noah Jermain Savannah "The ultimate script" *Top 30 at Nats 2012*
Originally Posted by Hern3256
Noah and Dane have seen SIGNIFICANT success, I feel like, this semester.
I would also like to throw in:
Michael Cohen: Truman: "Jingle All The Way".... Rumored he might change it.
Also, you been doing well yourself, Dominic! I wish I could see it already!
And in Duo I only know of two powerhouses:
Burns/Brockmeyer: Blue Springs: Some piece about a daughter and a mother... and the south... and burning a house... and a father.. and a crazy son. It's super powerful and well done.
Henning/Hoyle: Blue Springs South: Haven't seen this piece yet, but I've only heard great things!
Districts time is closing in, are there any predictions, especially with Neosho this weekend.
SIDE NOTE: SNOW STORM AHHHH
hayley rader.. enough said
All I know is, Humorous Interp at the Heart of America districts will easily be one of the toughest in history. Here is the jist of what we have. ANY OF THESE PEOPLE COULD BE IN DISTRICT FINALS. I MEAN THAT.
Michael Cohen "Jingle All the Way" (4th nats 2011)
Alex Elrick "Goosebumps"
Kelsey Shoup (Top 30 Nats 2012)
Noah Jermain "The ultimate script" (I think that is what it's called) (Top 30 nats 2012)
Liberty North HS:
Kenny Tran "Thomas Brady"
Emma Allman "Matilda"
Park Hill HS:
Ryan Hudson "Free Range Chickens"
Emily Meyers: "Malcom X Elementary school..."
and i guess you could put me up there. lol
Oak Park HS:
Dominic Hernandez "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge"