The Howl – January 23, 2018 Broadcast

Hello, and welcome to the first official broadcast of The Howl, your home for all things PR.  My name is Adnan Noorullah, and I want to inform you of events and activities taking place in Prairie Ridge, throughout the nation, and around the world.

Here at Prairie Ridge tomorrow after school, the mathletes will compete in the FVC Math tournament. The awards ceremony will take place around 6:45pm in the theater – anyone can come watch!

In sports, Trey Piotrowski won an overtime wrestling match last Tuesday and the Prairie Ridge gymnastics team took first place at their first home meet on Friday.

Members of the Prairie Ridge speech team pose with their awards after taking 5th place at the Hersey High School Mid-Winter Freeze-Out Varsity Tournament on January 20, 2018.

In Speech Team News: It came down to a final speak-out this week to determine the final spots on the regional team. A shout out to these students representing PR in their Individual Events.

Dramatic Duet Acting: Lauren Pokonosky and Zoe Riordan
Dramatic Interpretation: Grace Morgan
Extemporaneous Speaking: Adnan Noorullah
Humorous Duet Acting: Chris Adrowski and Carolyn Sveden
Humorous Interpretation: Sylvia Hensley
Impromptu Speaking: Lauren Pokonosky
Informative Speaking: Nina Raemont
Original Comedy: Neha Konjeti
Oratorical Declamation: Neil Saini
Original Oratory: Sarah Karim
Poetry: Justine Golata
Prose Reading: Grace Morgan
Radio Speaking: Ruth Lim
Special Occasion Speaking: Neil Saini

Next week you’ll be able to see the regional team in action during the Speech Showcase in the theater on Wednesday, January 31 as they prepare for regionals at Warren on Saturday, February 3.  Be sure to come support our public speakers!

Nationally… the recent government shutdown was lifted, reopening the government so Congress can figure out a budget plan to prevent another shutdown

And finally, looking overseas, the Rohingya are a minority group based in Myanmar who are facing genocide from the government.  In desperation, the Rohingya have fled in droves to neighboring Bangladesh, a country that is not able to handle the influx of refugees.  Bangladesh has recently passed a law that would send most to all of the Rohingya back to Myanmar, where they will face most certain death.  For more information on this topic, please visit and read my article on the plight of the Rohingya.

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