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2019 Speech Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest!


Division 1, Group A: 

1st place: Thatcher Roethle 

2nd place: Scarlett Roethle 


Division 1, Group C:  

1st place: Cindy Jiang 

2nd place: Catherine Martin 

3rd place: Augustine Hwang 

Additional Finalists: James Martin 


Division 2, Groups A and B (combined):  

1st place: Kamara HostetterReese Burgener 

2nd place: Katrina FinchBill GrimsleyEmmett Wirth 

3rd place: Viraj BhandariVu NguyenNate Singer 

Additional Finalists: Carmen VallePresley LongNatalie CarrollTaggart Roethle, Benjamin CarrollBria BrattinRishi Shetty 


Division 2, Group C:  

1st place: Emily Zhang 


Division 3, Group A:  

1st place: Keegan Graves 

2nd place: Keira Dobbs 

3rd place: Josie Abernathy 

Additional Finalists: Emily Valentine, Jeremy HewittBraxton James 


Division 3, Group B:  

1st place: Olivia Staso

2nd place: Lexi Nguyen

3rd place: Shaylynn Faria 

Additional Finalists:  James ReintjesSimone KuoGarrett SandallJustin KingAlly Jacobs


Division 3, Group C:  

1st place: Aaron Wells 

2nd place: Jack Di’Palo

3rd place: Preston Johnson 

Additional Finalists: Luke Goodhope, Beth PattersonAlan Jones, Isabelle Deamer-SanteeAidan TruongMorgan Mos, Emily Truong, Jam Navarro 


Division 3, Group D:  

1st place: Rachel Zhang

2nd place: Chuxiao Guo

3rd place: Jiaojiao Nelson

Additional Finalists: Jade EschenbrennerDesi Hix, Aimee Wang


Division 5:  

1st place: Fred Logan 

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