A Paper by the Students to the Students
BEA speech team places 7th at Worthington High School
By: Alejandro P.
Blue Earth -- Members of BEA speech team attended their first tournament of the season earlier this month. The Speech team has just under 20 7-12 graders this year. To join speech, a student must be in grades 7-12 and must turn in a $25 fee to the office and sign a fine arts eligibility form. Speech team members have to keep their grades up to be eligible to compete. Team members practice Mondays at the middle school, Tuesdays at the high school, and can schedule extra practices as needed. The speech team is a very fun activity said by Mrs. Ehlers she also said that the speech team is a very hard thing to do you have to pick a topic and know a lot about it. Mrs. Ehlers, the head speech coach at Blue Earth, said that she lets some of the older kids compete in two categories, but that she encourages the younger kids to only focus on one category because it’s a little bit more challenging. The teams go to events which are in other towns, and other teams are there to like one team could have one hundred students on it. Although only five team members were able to attend the first meet due to a choir conflict, the BEA team placed 7th.
Speech team members earned ribbons and awards for themselves and earned 7th place over all for the team. (Update) The Speech Team placed third at subsection. Speech team sent 8 to section and placed 4th and 3rd to state.
BEA Science Fair Held March 10
By: Alejandro P.BLUE EARTH -“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking” said by Albert Einstein.” The Science Fair allows the 5th, and some of the 4th graders, to practice using the scientific method,” said by Mrs. Esser. Students start off by thinking of an idea, and then they try and find the answer to that question. They make notes in a journal. The students are graded on two things, one is their journal, and the other is on the display board they create to show their project. On each project, the journal and the display board, there are specific steps students need to follow. Most students are excited that they get to do an experiment on their own or with the help of their parents, but some are nervous that they have to talk to adults (judges) about their projects, said by Mrs. Esser. The judges for the Science Fair are volunteers from our surrounding communities. They score each project based on the answers from a series of questions asked and on how well the display boards are put together.