girls compete in debate at Coeur d'Alene
This past weekend Summit Academy took two teams to Coeur Dí Alene to compete in the debate tournament. Both teams (Jacquie Lustig and Amber Nuxoll, and Mary Wimer and Kelli Shears) competed in the duet competitions. A competitive duet piece is an eight-minute acting piece either dramatic or comedic. Amber and Jacquie did a dramatic piece from the play I Never Saw Another Butterfly that focused on the life of two women living as Jews in the Terezin holocaust camp. Mary and Kelli did a comedic piece entitled Dud Wars that showed what life could be like for two sisters trying to share one bedroom. The two teams competed in three rounds with other students from various schools including Spokane High School and Lake City High School. After the three rounds the best six teams were chosen to compete in a final round to determine the final placing. Both of the teams made it to the final round. Mary Wimer and Kelli Shears walked away with a second place trophy. Jacquie Lustig and Amber Nuxoll brought home the first place trophies. It was obvious from the beginning that these ladies had been blessed with acting talents. It was nice to find out that others agreed and gave the students high marks to demonstrate their feelings of approval.
Summit Academy retains share of league lead
Traveling to CV Monday, Summit Academyís Academic Bowl, missing two of its top scorers, managed a second place finish to finish the evening in a tie for first place in the Central Idaho Academic Bowl League.
Seniors Elaine Rehder and Shane Wemhoff, junior Stephen Spencer, sophomore Alyssa Frei and fresh Zach Frei finished the evening with a score of 195 points, good for second place among the group of 24 individual teams competing, while the second Summit team, Dylan Green and Ben Kuther, seniors, Kelli Shears, Brandon Rehder, and Lauren Wemhoff lost their final two venture questions, but still finished with a score of 100, good for 6th place in the group. Summitís school score of 295 fell second to Grangevilleís school score of 351, so with the win, Grangeville moved up a notch into a tie with Summit for first place. Next actions for the high school know bowlers are in Grangeville in December.