Jerome speech class reigns supreme

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Jerome, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Jerome High School speech program has a longstanding tradition of excellence and their record certainly shows it.

Since Scott Burton took over the program, the team has won 19 straight district championships and 16 state championships.

The three years that they didn't win a state championship, they came in second.

“I have never been around a group of kids year in and year out that dedicate themselves like they do to this,” said Scott Burton, speech coach.

“Their success reflects that. They are beating everybody in the state 5A, 4A by large margins and nobody is coming close. It's kind of fun to watch."

This is the most dominant program at any level for any IHSAA sponsored sport or activity.

This year more than 40 students tried out for the15 available spots.

Next year’s championship will be held at Jerome High School where they hope to win another state title.

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