November 6, 2006
FLORENCE - Danville High School took second place Saturday at the Boone County "So You Think You Can Speak" Invitational. Twenty-four members of the DHS forensics team competed in 13 events at the contest. Danville took first in five of the events and won 23 awards overall including the top three places in Humorous Interpretation. Grant County placed first in the team sweepstakes, followed by Danville, Fort Thomas Highlands, Ryle, Conner and Campbell County. Junior Hunter Kendrick led the team with first-place finishes in Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking as well as second in Original Oratory.
February 6, 2012
ATLANTA - Danville High School had its best showing ever at the 57th Annual Barkley Forum for High Schools Jan. 27-29 at Emory University in Atlanta. Twelve of Danville's 16 entries advanced to the awards rounds in Speech events, the highest number for any school at the tournament, which featured competitors from 172 schools from 26 states and the District of Columbia competing in six speech and four debate contests through four preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds. Senior Drew Lane repeated at the champion in humorous interpretation after winning that contest's first key last year.
December 27, 2012
The defending state champion speech team from Danville High School was in action again during December, winning the Beechwood Tiger Invitational and placing third at the Western Kentucky Hilltopper tournament. On Dec. 8, three-fourths of the squad journeyed to Bowling Green to compete in the Hilltopper, sponsored by WKU Forensics, the nation's leading college speech and debate team. DHS placed third out of 28 teams from six states. Kentucky's Rowan County won the meet, followed by Ravenwood (Tenn.)
February 12, 2013
Danville High School Forensics team won the 25-county Bluegrass Region Speech Tournament of the Kentucky High School Speech League Saturday - the team's fourth straight regional win. DHS won by a large margin, nearly doubling the team score of second place Lexington Dunbar. Henry Clay, Lafayette and East Jessamine rounded out the top five teams. Senior Sarabeth Marlowe and sophomore Laurel Payne, dual regional champions in events last year, added to their tallies at the 2013 meet.
February 14, 2012
LEXINGTON - Danville High School took first place while Boyle County High School placed sixth in the Kentucky High School Speech League's Bluegrass Regional speech tournament held Saturday at Lexington's Lafayette High School. In the 35-county Bluegrass Region, Danville placed first by a wide margin, with Lexington Dunbar taking second, Lexington Lafayette landing third, Lexington Henry Clay earning fourth, Lexington Tates Creek getting fifth and Boyle County placing sixth in the team sweepstakes.
May 16, 2006
Forensics team to perform The Danville High School forensics team's annual Nationals Spotlight will be 7 p.m. Friday in Danville High School's Gravely Hall. Admission is free. The evening will be hosted by Kyle Snapp and Kevin Smiley and will feature competitors for the national speech tournaments in Chicago and Dallas. Competitors are: Jamie Sommers/Dramatic Interpretation; Ross Johnson/Original Oratory; Caroline Crowley and Matt DeLuca/Duo Interpretation; Sebastian Pyrek/Extemporaneous Speaking; Katie Nedvidek/Prose; Nora Weston/Humorous Interpretation; Mason Scisco/Dramatic Interpretation; John Patrick Allen/Original Oratory; Ross Johnson and Katherine Nelson/Duo Interpretation; Anderson Salinas/Declamation; Hunter Kendrick/Extemporaneous Speaking; Katie Nedvidek/Poetry; and Ralph Morrison and Chelsey Wood/Duo Interpretation.
November 5, 2008
Owens chosen Georgetown College prince Former East Jessamine High graduate Thomas Owens was chosen as the 2008 Georgetown College Homecoming Prince at Songfest activities Oct. 24. Freshman Kelsey Barbato of Danville was named Princess. Thomas, a Chemistry major/Psychology minor, is involved in Campus Ministries. He is the son of Ted and Tammie Owens of Nicholasville. East Jessamine's Wicklund, Collins fair well at Boone/Calloway forensics tournament At their first tournament of the season, East Jessamine Forensics Team members Parker Collins and Callie Wicklund, both members of the National Forensic League, led their team against teams from across the commonwealth at the Boone/Calloway Swing Tournament Nov. 1. Team captain Collins won first place in Radio Broadcasting, second place in Original Oratory, and seventh in Humorous Interpretation.
June 26, 2007
Danville High School's speech team just returned from its most successful National Forensic League national tournament ever. The school received its first Schwan's School of Excellence Award in Speech, one of only 14 given nationwide. This is only the second Kentucky recipient of such an award since it was first given in 1999. Six students from DHS were honored with awards after advancing through rounds and days of competition: John Patrick Allen, sixth, Original Oratory Chelsey Wood, semifinals (12th)
March 26, 2012
LEXINGTON - Danville High School won the speech and debate state tournaments hosted by the Kentucky High School Speech League at the University of Kentucky March 22-24. The wins finish a sweep by DHS of the four state titles forensics teams in Kentucky can win, a feat matched only by the 2008 Danville team in the history of the contests. The Speaking Ads won the speech tournament with a 39-point cushion ahead of Boone County, 283 to 244 in combined scores. Rowan County, LaRue County, Lexington Dunbar, Kentucky Country Day, Harrison County, Central Hardin, Knott County Central and North Oldham fill out the rest of the top 10. In the debate tournament, Danville won for the first time with three of the top six placings in congressional debate and additional honors in public forum.