In Columbus, on January 25, the Sweet Grass Speech and Drama team competed at divisionals working hard to qualify to go to state. To qualify for state the students must perform throughout the day in four rounds each with a different judge. Each round the judges rank the pieces performed. These rankings provide the each performance with a score and these scores are tallied to come up with the eight best in each event. The best eight go to the final round and anyone who makes it to the final round heads to state. Sadly, this is the last meet for any competitors who do not make the top eight.
For Sweet Grass County High School’s team of seven, only five will go to Big Fork to compete at state on the weekend of January 31. They are Meredith Myrstol who received first in HOI at divisionals, Kailey Forrey who placed first in MPA, Trinity Duncan who placed seventh in dramatic solo, and Shilo Knadler & Leslie Edden who placed second in dramatic theater. We are so proud of the whole team and excited for all members heading to state.
The team and coaches are especially happy for senior Meredith Myrstol on placing first at divisionals because this is her last year competing as a Herder on the Speech and Drama team. We will all miss our lone senior.