|Benton Community’s Radio Team includes Megan McGovern, Megan Mishmash, Rachel Larsen, Paige Namanny and Sofia Garcia. [Photo: The Weekly Paper, Benton, Iowa, USA]|
Your Weekly Paper, Benton, Iowa, USA reports that across the state of Iowa, some 40,000 students from more than 400 schools compete in competition speech. The Benton Community speech program is proud to have one of their groups selected this year for all-state recognition. The radio team of Megan McGovern, Megan Mishmash, Rachel Larsen, Paige Namanny and Sofia Garcia performed their 6-minute radio broadcast KYUM at the All-State Festival in Ames on Saturday, Feb. 16.
In the radio broadcasting category, students are challenged to create their own original five to six-minute broadcast, which includes authentic international, national and state news items, sports and weather. The broadcast must also include an original feature segment as well as a commercial. The KYUM team designed their broadcast around a food theme, using a food competition as their feature segment (The Grilled Cheese Smackdown) and an advertisement for a Spanish restaurant as their commercial.
You can enjoy listening to the KYUM winning broadcast (as well as many other groups) at Benton Community Speech Night on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Speech Night is free and open to the public.