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Potter-Dix ties for second at state speech competition


Donna Juelfs

Members of the Potter-Dix speech team are all smiles after they tied for second place last week at the state speech competition. Individually, Rebekah Hutchinson also won first place in poetry interpretation.

After they called her name, the emotion was overwhelming for Rebekah Hutchinson last Friday.

"I almost cried. I was shaking so bad. I couldn't stop shaking and I felt like I was going to cry," she said. "This is the first year I've even made it to finals, let alone, win. It was completely unexpected."

The Potter-Dix senior won the poetry interpretation category at the state speech meet held late last week in Kearney. Potter-Dix also tied for second as a team in the two-day event. Individuals from Kimball and Banner County each participated at the state meet.

In her first year competing in p...

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