A year of hard work will be shown off on Wednesday night, March 14 at La Junta High School.

A year of hard work, early mornings, and after school practice sessions will come to a close next Wednesday night, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. as the Tiger Talkers (La Junta Junior/Senior High School Speech and Debate team) present their annual “NIGHT OF INTERPRETATION” in the La Junta High School Auditorium to showcase the speaking and interpretation skills they’ve honed this year. Admission is free; the team will take a good-will collection at the end of the evening. The money raised will go toward the Communication Scholarship presented to a LJHS senior who is planning on pursuing theatre or a communication field in college. Featured performers will be Hannah Smith performing her state-qualifying humorous interpretation, Kelli Lofing performing her state-qualifying original oratory piece, Nariah Smith and Austin Kurtz performing their state-qualifying humorous duo interpretation, Willow Johnston performing her state-qualifying poetry interpretation, Caitlyn Dieckmann performing dramatic interpretation, and Keegan Russell and Jose Garfio performing original oratory. “The skills these students craft are life skills and will serve them well no matter where they end up after high school. This event is the perfect way for us to showcase our talent,” shared coach Julie Meiklejohn. The team was also coached by Nicole Haberman. The recipient of the Communication Scholarship will be announced at the annual Orange and Black Ceremony in May.