On Feb. 8, the Rhetorical Rushville Lions competed in the 56th Annual New Castle Speech Tournament. The event is is one of the longest running speech tournaments in the nation. Over 20 schools took part in the tournament and RCHS was well represented with a total of 10 entries. Rushville came out of the gate with numerous first place performances in individual rounds. The Rhetorical Rushville Lions are sponsored by: Ed Small (RCHS Radio/TV) and Beth Small (RESE).
Final placings for the Rhetorical Rushville Lions were:
Zoey Griffin - 3rd Place – Declamation
Shayla Steele - 4th Place – Broadcasting
Ruby Mahaffey and Kasia Tuma - 7th Place - Scripted Duo
Nick Comer and Samantha Harrison - 10th Place - Scripted Duo
Abbey Whitaker - 10th Place – Broadcasting
All placing scores contributed to the final team score of 21 team points. In addition to individual placings, the Lions brought home a team ninth place trophy.