Fairbury Speech

Fairbury Speech

Fairbury Senior High School's speech team in Fairbury, NE

Operating as usual


Due to some scheduling conflicts, no speech workshop time tomorrow. Enjoy your 4th of July!


Good afternoon! Ms. Ellis and Mr. Leibel will have speech workshop days the following mornings from 9-11am.
June 28th
July 5th
July 19th
July 26th
If you would like an afternoon time, please email both of us so we can make sure that works! Thank you!


Congratulations to coach on her first year as a Jeff! Ready for years to come!!


While we did not break finals at state speech, we had a great time and a great season. Here's to next year!!

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 03/05/2023

3.4.23 B-4 District Speech

We are so, so proud of all the work this team has put in over this season. Each and every single one of these kids worked their butts off to improve and grow this season!


5th as a team

Sunny Malone - HI - District Champ (state bound)
Trenton Ruhnke - Entertainment - 3rd (state bound)
Brook Tatro - Persuasive - 4th
Lilly Ausk - HI - 5th
Izzy Ausk - DI - 5th
Libby Bault - Poetry - 5th

So much love for all these kids! Now on to state! ❤️ - Leibel and Ellis


Finalists at Raymond!
Izzy Ausk
Trenton Ruhnke
Jadyn Bault
Schuylar Malone
Lilly Ausk
Brook tatro
Speaking at 3 and 430 respectively


Here is the schedule for Districts At Raymond Central Saturday. Here we go!

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 02/26/2023

2.25.23 Southern Nebraska Conference

The Jeffs went up against some crazy talented competition at the SNC conference today! The kids managed to hold their own and we are proud to announce the team placed 4th overall! Congrats to David City on your championship, Thayer Central for being conference runner-up, and Fillmore Central for an excellent third place finish.

Lilly Ausk - HI - 6th
Brook Tatro - Persuasive - 5th
Libby Bault - Poetry - 6th
Sam Bedlan - Informative - 6th
Trent Ruhnke - Entertainment - 2nd

We also had several competitors fall just one or two spots shy of breaking finals. Our hearts are bursting with pride!

Catch us on Monday at 6:30 for our public performance night or Saturday at Raymond Central as the Jeffs take on districts!

❤️ - Leibel and Ellis

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 02/20/2023

2.18.23 Sutton Invite

Late post to announce the results of our last regular season meet! The team worked so hard to keep up with rounds of 20-30 competitors. We are so proud of how much work, time, energy, and passion these kids have invested in themselves over the last several months and can’t wait to see what they do with conference and districts!

Lilly Ausk - HI - 3rd
Sunny Malone - HI - 9th
Brook Tatro - Persuasive - 3rd
Trent Ruhnke - Entertainment - 2nd
Seth Engelman - DI - 9th
Ray Bedlan - Inform - 10th

Keep up the hard work!

❤️ - Leibel and Ellis


Here is the schedule for Conference at Superior this Saturday.


Here is the schedule for the Sutton Speech Meet on Saturday. Bus leaves at 6:15am. Let's see if we can keep up the good momentum we've started to build the last couple meets!

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 02/11/2023

2.11.23 Meridian Invite

Today was phenomenal day of competition for the Jeffs! Each and everyone of these kids should be so very proud of themselves.

Brook Tatro - Persuasive - Champion (1st)
Sunny Malone - HI - Champion (1st)
Lilly Ausk - HI - 5th
Seth and Joey Engelman - Duet - 6th
Julia Engelman - DI - 2nd
Izzy Ausk - DI - 4th
Izzy Ausk - POI - 4th
Libby Bault - Poetry - 5th
Ray Bedlan - Inform - 4th
Sam Bedlan - Inform - 6th
Chloe Tracy - Entertainment - 3rd
Trent Ruhnke - Entertainment - 4th

We are some proud coaches!
❤️ - Leibel and Ellis


Here is the schedule for the Meridian Speech Meet this Saturday. All students will be competing at Meridian, and we will not be attending GICC.

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 02/04/2023

2.4.23 The Big O Speech Meet

The kids finished up at Beatrice today! A great meet with lots of tough competitors! We’ve got more work to do, but they have the energy to do it.

Lilly Ausk - HI - 4th
Sunny Malone - HI - 5th
Trent Ruhnke - Entertainment - 4th

Keep up the good work!
❤️ - Leibel and Ellis


Here is the schedule for the Beatrice meet Saturday! Bus leaves at 645am.

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 01/29/2023

1.28.23 Wilber-Clatonia

What a fun and productive meet! We headed over to Wilber today and came home with 8 breaks. We are gearing up for February as we are down to only 5 meets left in our whole season!

Libby Bault - Novice Poe - 3rd
Julia Engelman - Novice DI - 5th (Next In)
Seth Engelman - Novice DI - 7th (Champs)
Chloe Tracy - Varsity Ent - 6th (Next In)
Lilly Ausk - Varsity HI - 3rd (Next In)
Sunny Malone - Varsity HI - 3rd (Champs)
Avery Baumann - Varsity Poe - 3rd (Next In)
Brook Tatro - Varsity Pers - 2nd (Champs)

We look forward to seeing what these kids do with the last month of their season!

❤️ - Leibel and Ellis


More finals postings:

Humorous prose: Sunny Malone-- Champs , Lilly ausk: next in


Here's who's broke finals at wilber so far! Next in = 7-12th place. Waiting on flight b! Good start!


Here is the schedule for the Wilber meet on Saturday. Bus leaves at 6:15am.

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 01/22/2023

1.21.23 Thayer Central Meet

Jeffs were at it again, this time at Thayer Central! Kids are working hard and it’s showing with some hardware and great preliminary feedback.

Sunny Malone - Varsity HI - 3rd
Brook Tatro - Varsity Persuasive - 5th
Libby Bault - Novice Poe - 2nd
Avery Baumann - Varsity Poe - 10th
Seth Engelman - Novice DI - 3rd
Izzy Ausk - Varsity DI - 8th
Izzy Ausk - Varsity POI - 3rd

Keep working hard - now is the to really push it!

❤️ - Leibel and Ellis


Here is the schedule for Saturday. Currently we are scheduled to be there, but could change due to weather.

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 01/17/2023

1.16.23 Waverly Speech Meet

What a weekend! These kids knocked out two whole meets in three days. The amount of improvement in one day was mind-blowing!

Final Results
Seth Engelman - Novice DI - 3rd
Izzy Ausk - Varsity DI - 6th
Izzy Ausk - Varsity POI - 6th
Sunny Malone - Varsity HI - 3rd
Libby Bault - Novice Poetry - 5th
Brook Tatro - Varsity Persuasive - 4th

We are some very proud coaches!

❤️ - Leibel and Ellis


Seth Engelman finale in novice serious prose! Just waiting on awards now!


Izzy Ausk also medaled in POI today! Just waiting for results now!


Sunny Malone has finaled in humorous prose. They will be speaking at 3:45pm!


Brook has finally in persuasive speaking. She speaks at 3:30!


Izzy Ausk has broken varsity finals at the Waverly speech meet! She will be speaking at 3pm!

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 01/15/2023

1.14.23 - Central Players Invite at Raymond Central

These kids have worked their butts off this week. They pulled a lot of long hours after school to work on VA boards, iron out characters, and finalize scripts! This week was all about growth and lots of feedback. The team left this incredibly difficult meet proud of what they produced and excited for our quick turn around. Monday we will be headed to Waverly ready to put this feedback to use.

We are so incredibly lucky to have such an awesome group of students. ❤️

-Leibel and Ellis


Here is information for the Raymond Central meet we are attending Saturday! It is at Raymond Central High School!


Here is information for the Waverly meet we are attending Monday! It is as Waverly High School!


Results from the Fairbury Speech Invite:
Novice poetry: 1st place: Libby Bault
Varsity Humorous: 6th place: Schuyler Maloje

We're close in a lot of different events! Good start to the year!


Here is the schedule for the Fairbury Speech Meet this weekend!


First speech meet of the year! Here goes!


Today is the first week of required practice! We're excited to start working with kids for the upcoming speech season!


Results from our 2nd annual Fairbury One Act Invite: Divison B Results:
Team Sweepstakes:
1st: Pawnee City
2nd: Shelby Rising City
3rd: Meridian
4th: HTRS
5th Falls City Sacred Heart
Best Actor: Carson Sells
Best Actress: Aurora Slusarski


Results from our 2nd annual Fairbury One Act Invite: Divison A Results:
Team Sweepstakes:
1st: Crete
2nd: Auburn
3rd: Beatrice
4th: Fairbury
5th: Wilber
6th: Falls City
Best Actor: Trenton Ruhnke
Best Actress: Ellie Jordan


Due to a team dropping, Fairbury One Act will now perform at 9:45am tomorrow. Please spread the word. Thank you.


This is just a reminder that we will have a speech parent meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday in Mr. Leibel's room. Hope to see you soon!

Photos from Fairbury Speech's post 10/22/2022

Quick photo drop from our first practice! These kids are so excited for a new season and we are too!

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