SUBMITTED PHOTO Perry Meridian Middle School’s speech team placed first among the 17 squads that competed in the Westfield Middle School Invitational Dec. 2. First-place winners for the Falcons were: Elly Kimbual (in no particular order) and Madison Roark, prose; Ruth Gakunga, declamation; Cullen Hicks, original oratory; Anna Miles and Scarlett Ng-Gomez, drama; and Rocco Meo and Josh Hoover, scripted duos category. Also turning in fine performances were Hailey Waterman and Arianna Rawlins, prose; Ravana Gumm and Kamdyn Knotts, declamation; Kira Arkins, original oratory; Scarlett Ng-Gomez and Lucy Fisher, scripted duos; Ruth Gakunga, humor; Tim Wolf, broadcasting; Ruth Khun, discussion; Ester Cer, Elly Kimbual and Synthia Davis, poetry; and Rocco Meo, Colby Sanders, Kira Arkins and Cara Oser, memorized duos.
Hanna Escobar, a junior at Perry Meridian, won Perry Township Schools’ annual Christmas card contest. Her festive creation will serve as the district’s official holiday card.