The Sacred Heart Jr. High Speech team participated in the Bellarmine Speech Contest on Saturday, January 20, at SHS, earning seven blue ribbons (highest awarded) and one red (second-highest awarded). This was the first speech meet for all but one on the team.


Pictured from left:  Ximena Arevalo (blue ribbon for her dramatic solo, "Sisters"); Donovan Dobson (red ribbon, dramatic solo "Just Being There"); Shea Smith and Mariah Van Leer (blue ribbon, duet, "The Great Awakening"); Sammy Altena (blue ribbon, humorous solo, "Cowgirl"); Megan Aonzo and Olivia Dobson (blue ribbon, "Hut, Hut, Hut!"); and Luke Jenkins (blue ribbon, humorous solo, "Little League"). The team is coached by Liz Suter-Van Leer.