Ockerman speech team competed at the NJFL National Speech Competition in Overland Park, Kansas on June 18-20. They were competing in 10 different events and over 100 schools and leagues from across nation. OMS had 12 quarter finalists, 8 semi finalists and 2 national finalists, which led them to earning a Team National School of Excellence title. Trevor LaBree placed 6th in Humorous Interpretation and Tyler Kennedy placed 6th in Extemporaneous Speaking. Congratulations to Ockerman Middle speech kids and to coach Kathy Bacelieri.
Trevor LaBree, Gretchen Biles, Kaela Butler, Leanne Hays, Alyssa Kruml, Kaito Shimizu, Arthur Sonzogni, Grace Sparrow, Reagan Rich, Andy Hicks, Tyler Kennedy, Greg McMillan, Evan Bales, Casey Beusterien, Ellie Nelson, Hunter Corman, Laina Taylor, and Hannah Wolf.