Morris Area High School students Luci Bransel and Derek Johnson earned medals in the state speech competition Friday, April 12, in Wayzata.

Bransel, a sophomore, earned eighth place in Creative Expression. Johnson, a senior, earned second place in Serious Interpretation of Prose.

Both are first time medalists. They advanced through three preliminary rounds to the final roun.

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