The West Central Area Speech team ended their regular season speech tournament in Osakis on Saturday, March 18th. With several on the team having prior commitments and some still dealing with illness, we were down to fourteen speakers at the Osakis/Parkers Prairie Speech Tournament, less than half our team.
Receiving honorable mention were Kristin Gilbertson in poetry and Emma Saulsbury in storytelling. Receiving superiors were: Max Duncan (humorous), Emily Engen (storytelling), Ava Jahnke (ER), Ethan Olson (original oratory), and Matthew Poyzer (Drama).
Our students have worked very hard this season and received several awards and ribbons. "I am very proud of their accomplishments and can't wait to see where the tournament season brings us. We will be losing some very talented seniors but will be bringing back an amazing core of skilled speakers for next year."
We will conclude our season with sub-sections on March 31st, followed by sections on April 8th and hopefully have some state speakers on April 22nd.