The Viking Speech Team headed to Kearney to compete in the State Speech Meet last Thursday. 14 students qualified: Tigh Renken (humorous, duet), Brianna Smith (Informative), Sarah Pelton (Entertainment), Kaylee Anderson (OID), Halle Dahlgren (OID), Mollie Kaps (OID), Sam Leibhart (Serious), Jared Denny (Duet), Sarah Dannehl (Humorous), Kara Philips (Informative), Katlyn Einspahr (Entertainment), Jade Gonzalez (Extemp), Wyatt Kaps (OID), and Adyson Furlong (Extemp).
Through a long day of tough competition, things started to work for 1st year competitor, Brianna Smith. She made it to the finals in Informative on her speech about Red-40. She was the only member of the team to final, and finished the season with a 5th place metal. Congratulations to the whole Speech Team for their time and commitment to the activity. Go Vikings!