Morris Area Speech Team earned a third place finish in Section 5A West Subsection held in Osakis on Friday, March 29. Melrose and Minnewaska finished 1st and 2nd respectively. Morris will send more entries to sections in Eden Valley on April 6, than it has in more than five years with 17 events qualifying and four alternates.

Placing for Morris: Creative Expression - Luci Bransel, 4th Place, Hannah Cegla, 2nd Alternate Discussion- Tess Deane, 2nd Place, Ben Giese, 3rd Place, Anya Eckerle, 4th Place, Aarav Devkota, 5th Place Dramatic Interpretation - Nicole Gillespie, 3rd Place Duo Interpretation\- Emily Hamm and Hailey Lesmeister, 5th Place, Matthew Koktavy and Nikolai Stout, 2nd Alternate Extemporaneous Reading -Karmen Sperr, 5th Place Extemporaneous Speaking - Sam Jordan, 5th Place Great Speeches -Lexi Gomer, 4th Place, Ivan Hoffman, 6th Place Humorous Interpretation - Michelle Johnson, 2nd Place, Alexis Lhotka, 6th Place Informative Speaking - Kylen Running Hawk, 5th Place, Anna Jordan, 1st Alternate Original Oratory - Lakia Manska, 2nd Place, Katya Lacky, 5th Place Poetry Reading - Kaia Anderson, 2nd Alternate Prose Reading - Derek Johnson, 3rd Place

Morris participates in the Section 5A Speech Tournament in Eden Valley on Saturday, April 6.