SBTC Bible drill, speakers’ tournament winners

The state finals of the SBTC Bible Drill and Speakers’ Tournament were held April 24 at the convention offices in Grapevine. Bible drill finalists competed in one of two categories: youth and high school. The speakers competed across age ranges. Annually, students spend dozens of hours memorizing Scripture and practicing speeches in preparation for Bible drill competition.

Speaker finalists

Speakers’ tournament finalists, by judges’ scores in descending order, were: Josh Knoff, Galloway Avenue Baptist Church, Mesquite, (first place); Brandon Powell, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Arlington, (second); Rickey Wilson Jr., Cornerstone BC, Arlington, (third); Tiffany Newkirk, Cornerstone BC, Arlington; Mikaela Wilson, Cornerstone BC, Arlington; Rachel Haire, Tate Springs Baptist Church, Arlington; Brittnee Wyatt, Cornerstone BC, Arlington; Arielle Comer, Cornerstone BC, Arlington; Moneka Watson, Cornerstone BC, Arlington; Caleb Humphries, Brighton Park Baptist Church, Corpus Christi; Mary Bransom, Providential Baptist Church, Pearland; Rebecca Sanchez, Galloway Avenue Baptist Church, Mesquite.

High school Bible drill

High school Bible drill finalists were: Clara Boyett, Tanglewood Baptist Church, Jasper (first); Susannah Christopherson, First Baptist Church, Euless (second); Hannah Strebeck, First Baptist Church, Lavon (third); Minuet Balkon, First Baptist Church, Euless; Mary Bransom, Providential Baptist Church, Pearland; Samuel Christie, First Baptist Church, Euless; Owen Best, First Baptist Church, Buna; Justin Pell, First Baptist Church, Euless; Samantha Quick, The Church at West Mountain, Gilmer; Nathan Curb, New Hope Baptist Church.

Youth Bible drill

Finalists in youth Bible drill were: Hannah Boyett, Tanglewood Baptist Church, Jasper (first); Carter Lantz, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano (second); Stephen Tung, Prestonwood Baptist Church (third); Victoria Wright, Lakeview Baptist Church, Ore City; Amber Andrus, Brighton Park Baptist Church, Corpus Christi; Landry Linn, Wildwood Baptist Church; Rachel Donald, Agua Dulce Baptist Church, Agua Dulce; Hannah Valles, Bethany Baptist Church, Breckenridge; Hannah Clay, Prestonwood Baptist Church; Lauren Olvera, Prestonwood Baptist Church; Kaylee Sutton, The Church at West Mountain, Gilmer; Emily Castleberry, Lake O’ the Pines Baptist Church, Avinger.

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