West Central Area had a great day of sub-section speech competition On March 23rd in Parkers Prairie. The team took third, behind the power house teams of Parkers Prairie and Staples-Motley and advanced eleven speakers to the section tournament, with two alternates. Solomon Sewell placed third in discussion. Sierra Westrom was fifth in drama and MaryAnn Thompson qualified as a first alternate. Max Duncan and Steven Thomson captured fifth in the area of drama duo. In extemporaneous reading, Brianna Kreft was the champion and Amber Schill took fifth place. Hannah Anderson won third place honors in great speeches. In a strong WCA showing in poetry, Kristin Gilbertson was the champion, Ryleigh Johnson earned second place honors and Nathan Lewis was fourth. In the category of prose, Emily Engen was sixth and Alliah Johnson was first runner up. WCA looks forward to an exciting section tournament in Underwood on April 2nd and feels grateful for a successful regular season.